I do not believe…. There are companies that do a good job out there – without changing the product name so often – for whatever reason. Without tuning tools the reading is a serious problem — apart from the not readable CDS…. Drive came with firmware KS My old Thinkpad drive reads those CDs without any problems – did not even realize that some CDs are different. Samsung’s Next Smartphone foray:

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Rated this writer No rating. The firmware update does not help and the Liteon drive here at my location was more expensive then the BenQ German Amazon currently prices these drives at EUR Home Entertainment by Ty Pendlebury Oct 28, Comments posted by Roger from United States, September 13, But I realized that this burner age will have short legs anyway… After this Liteon experience I ask myself for what people use their drives.

The volume level is acceptable for a desktop PC, but noise fanatics and home theater enthusiasts would probably be happier elsewhere. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. All these of course also apply to the black bezel. By clicking on the image below you can see a larger, more detailed picture But in any case this is pretty useless. Rainier was designed to be a universal format for data on rewriteable media built into Windows, but only a few drives out there ever supported it, and nothing currently does.


The reading speed is thanks to a feature that sets the speed to the content of the media a horror.

There isn’t any easy way to safely clean those dust out and Lite-On didn’t block the air flow from those ports.

I do not have to wait endless until the write of the DVD and the data check is finished.

Lite-on SOHW-1693S Firmware 0B

Perhaps a left over too. Have had this burner for just over 2 weeks.

CD Recording Tests 9. Large drive for a low price Large drive for a low price by Dong Ngo. So I am not sure if the drive litf-on useless or the whole DVD burning approach has still a long way to go.

LiteOn SOHWS – DVD±RW (±R DL) drive – IDE – internal Overview – CNET

The disc was written at 8x, in just under 10 minutes. Was cheap, its pretty fast, and its dual layer. This fast rewriting speed only became available in the last few months, and is the fastest currently available on this type of media. The PI Errors was overall low, with 2 spikes.


There are not many reviews about this drive.

LiteOn 1693S: Does Their Latest Drive Have “The Right Stuff?”

Thanks to tools like Nero Drive Speed you can increase the speed. The drive was recognized after the first boot of the PC.

I am using the latest 0A firmware. Have not tried the bitsetting or pushed it to two sheep features – yet. As with all LiteOn drives, this one can also be set to Region free through the use of several utilities.

I do not have to burn a new DVD or 2 in my case if anything changed. Hello, i tested my drive and with the lite-on and nero i made an image of a vcd in ten minutes. All worked like a charm.

I know it is only for audio CDs…. This is an amazing This rewritable media finds uses for temporary storage of large files, or video presentations you want to try out before devoting a permanent disc to the project.