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LG Electronics GDR-8163B 16x DVD-ROM Drive

by LG

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  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • Convenient interface
  • Plug and Play ready
  • Super fast data transfer rate
  • One year warranty

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: GDR8163BK
  • Hard Disk Description: DVD-ROM Drive
  • Hard Disk Interface: IDE

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0006AZ5AO
  • Item model number: GDR8163BK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 20, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

DVD-ROM Drive Convenient interface Plug and Play ready Super fast data transfer rate

From the Manufacturer

Want to watch your favorite DVD movies right from your PC? Then the GDR-8163B is the drive for you. Each DVD holds up to 7 times as much information as a CD. That is enough space to hold over 2 hours of incredibly sharp digital video. What is more, the GDR-8163B is CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW compatible. 16x DVD-ROM drives from LG. They have the capacity for greatness.

Features and Benefits

  • DVD-R/RW, CD-RW, CD-R Compatible
  • MPC III Compliant
  • Average Access Time DVD-ROM 125ms CD-ROM 100ms
  • 256KB Buffer
  • Convenient E-IDE/ATAPI Interface

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jon Osbeck on October 22, 2008
I don't know what the previous review is about - sounds bitter - I have used this drive before and it worked perfectly. Seems like the above reviewer had a defective DVD-ROM.

Here is the info from wikipedia:

"A DVD drive capable of reading Wii and GC discs

Only specific drives are capable of reading Wii and GC discs, obviously in addition to the drive you will also need it installed in a PC with proper drives. At present the only drives known to be capable of reading Wii and GC discs are the following:

* Hitachi LG GDR-8161b (IDE)
* Hitachi LG GDR-8162b (IDE)
* Hitachi LG GDR-8163b (IDE)
* Hitachi LG GDR-8164b (IDE)
* Hitachi LG GDR-H10NBLK (SATA)
* Hitachi LG GDR-8082N - USB SLIM Portable Drive"

If your in the market for this - then this is the DVD drive for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Justin P. on May 27, 2011
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I bought two of these an both worked perfect! If your looking at these cause you want too mack backups of your original Wii an GameCube games then this is for you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Ranney on December 19, 2010
I just bought a used Dell computer, and this DVD-ROM was installed - may be original, maybe not. It seems to work just fine but makes a loud whirring noise on spin-up of the disk. A joke... I just wasted half an hour trying to make it write a CD, and then lookup up the details... it is just a reader. Hehe.
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By E. Grider on December 27, 2010
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I bought this drive and it has gave me good service. Working on used desktop computers is a hobby of mine and most of the time I wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall the Operating System, and to make this go smooth and trouble free you need a good drive, that is fast enough to get the job done and this 16x DVD-ROM Drive reads CDs at 52x, and when I am working on a machine that needs the OS reinstalled I just remove the drive thats in the machine and put this drive in and it always does a good job, you can just tell by the sound of it that its faster than most drives, and after the files get installed from the disc onto the hardrive and the OS installation is complete I remove this drive and put the original drive back in. Thats what I bought it for and I am pleased with it, It has been a usefull tool for me, and its price is resonable to so basically its a good drive and its cheap,I have nothing bad to tell about it.
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Decent dvd-rom. Works as intneded. The only dvd-rom that is able to backup Wii discs as it read ahuge variety of discs than any other dvd-rom drive
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