One interesting thing is that the laser pickups have QR codes on them — disassembling both drives and scanning their pickups gives us the following photo: CD Error Correction Tests 4. Sure it’ll write them just fine. For this review, the drive is flashed to the latest firmware available for now, version BS0G. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. March 3, at 8: Will most likely shop around for a new burner I have the same question 1.

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But the community support always pulled through, and these were also some of my favourite drives when it came to overspeeding media such as the RICOHJPNR01 4x discs which would faithfully burn at 8x, everytime. They are way too proprietary! Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

If you want to see what mediacode is supported and at what speed, check the Mediacode report supplied with the firmware, or load the firmware in OmniPatcher and create a report.

After trying this because the price was so much cheaper then the Memorex drive I decided to return it and continue using the Memorex. The data from the left one is 0. However, I am unable to make use of the Codeguys downloads because I keep getting this error when I try to extract the files: What brand of computer is the drive in HP, Dell, etc.


For this review, the drive is flashed to the latest firmware available for now, version BS0G. English Choose a language for shopping. And in the end I have a working drive again. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

SA – Page 4 If you use a LiteOn firmware, you will void the warranty, even though it’s a LiteOn burner.

The main SOC is just peeking out from above the top of the flexi-ribbon. Well first, turn them over lie-on undo the four screws that secure the base-plate to the contraption.

Then run setup and Nero will update the OEM version to 6. Liteon use the same drive, and upgraded to the BSOY firmware, back at Christmas, and it is doing just fine International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping.

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Thank you for your help. I probe the new flashes, but my Lite-On is still in the same way. If this does not work, try an earlier version and then move forward. It only wrote to a CD-RW! By clicking on the picture, you can see a vgs4 resolution image.

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The front panel is the same as on previous LiteON models, with the activity led lighting up green when the device is active. Write a customer review. Every media I write to comes up with zero errors. SA – Page 2 Spin-X and Lihe-on isn’t much better.


I guess there are specific updates that I need. Protected Disc Tests 6.

For this review, the drive is flashed to the latest firmware available for now, version BS0G. Well, every cd-dvd drive seems to have two lasers, one for cd and one for dvd. If the computer is no longer under warranty, go for the LiteOn sohw-163s3. The only upside to buying this product is that it is not better or worse than other DVD writers within the price range and there are more people in the internet creating tweaks for Lite-on brand burners One last thing, I wish Amazon would stop claiming that they have the lowest price of this product as a retail.

Those tend to have fewer error rates that other’s I’ve tried.