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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

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

Product Description

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

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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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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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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By SamusAranX on April 6, 2011
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It is true that this drive works with rawdump to create ISOs of GCN and Wii games. I've already ripped one of my [legally-bought] games with it.

It is a rather old model (made in 2004), but that's not much of a problem. I did have to buy an IDE cord in order to connect it to my motherboard, which cost about $9. I would recommend opening your computer's tower and checking to see if it has an IDE cord already, otherwise you will have to buy one separate.

I am very happy with my purchase. It cost me a total of $23 dollars (drive + tax + IDE) in order to play GCN and Wii games on my computer using Dolphin.
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