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Digital Max Drives - Lite-On Subsidiary?

Postby Ian on Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:49 pm

I was at Office Max today and saw that they were selling a DVD writer from a company called Digital Max. The drive on the box was obviously a Lite-On and the serial number on the side was very Lite-On-ish. The text too was very similar to what Lite-On prints on their boxes.

So is this a new sub brand from Lite-On? Is it just for Office Max?
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Postby Ian on Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:50 pm

The box didn't look anything like the one on Office Max's website:

http://www.officemax.com/max/solutions/ ... =537406560
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:06 pm

well, the drive in the picture at Office Max's website also looks like Lite-On :D
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Postby Ian on Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:10 pm

Yeah, I'm just saying that the box is a different design. I also think its a different model than the DRW-3S163 on OM's website. I might just go buy it. It was only $30 after a MIR.

The box was a lot like this, just in white:

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Re: Digital Max Drives - Lite-On Subsidiary?

Postby beach-hobo on Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:08 pm

Ian wrote:I was at Office Max today and saw that they were selling a DVD writer from a company called Digital Max. The drive on the box was obviously a Lite-On and the serial number on the side was very Lite-On-ish. The text too was very similar to what Lite-On prints on their boxes.

So is this a new sub brand from Lite-On? Is it just for Office Max?


Digital Max is part of the Lite-On-It Corporation. My rebate is coming directly from Lite-On. The drive is a 1635S in the box. Great buy for $15.00 with discounts/rebates applies...
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Re: Digital Max Drives - Lite-On Subsidiary?

Postby Ian on Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:40 pm

beach-hobo wrote:Digital Max is part of the Lite-On-It Corporation. My rebate is coming directly from Lite-On. The drive is a 1635S in the box. Great buy for $15.00 with discounts/rebates applies...


$15? I'm guessing there's another coupon out there. Where can I get it?
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Re: Digital Max Drives - Lite-On Subsidiary?

Postby redk9258 on Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:12 pm

beach-hobo wrote:
Ian wrote:I was at Office Max today and saw that they were selling a DVD writer from a company called Digital Max. The drive on the box was obviously a Lite-On and the serial number on the side was very Lite-On-ish. The text too was very similar to what Lite-On prints on their boxes.

So is this a new sub brand from Lite-On? Is it just for Office Max?


Digital Max is part of the Lite-On-It Corporation. My rebate is coming directly from Lite-On. The drive is a 1635S in the box. Great buy for $15.00 with discounts/rebates applies...


Actually there are two different drives under that name:

Digital Max DRW-3S163 = Lite On SOHW 1633S (older).


Digital Max DRW-5S163 = Lite On SHW-1635S (newer).



I bought the DRW-5S163 ($25 AMIR) and flashed it to a SHW-1635S.

I also bought a SHW-1635S from Newegg when they had them.
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