System Requirements OS Required. So this special feature of Liteon is pretty useless – it seems to be a bad joke. Just ordered one of these drives 15 mins ago. I guess the drive thinks it has to read a VCD for showing the movie. S11 comments, 0 good , 1 mixed , 0 poor. This drive cannot handle the reading spead. SA – Page 4

Uploader: Yozshuramar
Date Added: 17 March 2009
File Size: 12.55 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 62588
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

Retail version came with audio cable, screws no IDE cablebeige bezel spare. The volume level is acceptable for a desktop PC, but noise fanatics and home theater enthusiasts would probably be happier elsewhere.

Apparently Sony rebrands them under their own name as well, so there are some sites out there with crossflashing and hacked versions lute-on firmwares to push them to limits. ON the performance side, Its about right on. I had not had the best experience with Lite-On CD burners in the past. Its layer break is at 3.

Lite-on SOHWS Firmware 0B Driver – TechSpot

The latter have probelme reading video cds. Then I found your post. The drive also features an audio jack for your headphones. In conclusion, this drive performed very well overall.


I can help myself using the network and the Thinkpad drive. I have seven in total. No blank media present.

Ljte-on thanks to Ritek USA for providing media in support of this review. This is the optical drive equivalent of a stress test for the drive and its media. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

I find quality leaves a bit to be desired with all types of media. S11 comments, 0 good1 mixed lite-kn, 0 poor. I have had my drive since Corrupt burn every time. Rated this writer 10 of While this is a notebook drive, it served aptly 1693x this task, and allowed me to complete the testing away from my desktop or else I may have never finished this review; my apologies to the purists.

The Latest 4x DVD-R Dual Layer Writing Support: Lite-On IT 16x DVD Dual Drive SOHW-1693S

Pite-on purchasing the LiteOn, the astute shopper saves money, and owns the same hardware as the Sony version. P16 comments, 1 good0 mixed0 poor.

At least itself can read it. I remember a 48x Lite-On burner only lasting 3 months outside of warranty. Before he had the same Liteon and ended up with pretty much the same experience. The same is true for DVD.


Lite-On SOHW-1693S DVD Writer

Leave this field blank. You may use these tags: First thing you notice out of the box with this drive is how small it is depth – so if you liteo-n an already stretched IDE cable or audio or power inside your PC, this could strain it further to make it to the connector.

This scan shows a very high quality write, with minimal errors.

ALL other brands do not work – about 15 tested so far. And I do not have the fear that when I have to buy a new DVD burner all or many of my disks might not be readable. Liteon is running regular usually. So this special feature of Liteon is pretty useless – it seems to be a 1639s joke.