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Postby Ian on Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:25 pm

It's OEM (no software, etc) but for $30 shipped, its a great deal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827106042
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:57 pm

Gee, no wonder LiteON is considering pulling the plug on their ODD's with pricing this low! :o
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:25 pm

tempting.

anyone know if this drive is as good a scanner as previous (= 6S line) Lite On drives?
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Postby Ian on Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:41 pm

dodecahedron wrote:anyone know if this drive is as good a scanner as previous (= 6S line) Lite On drives?


like with jitter and all that?

I'll probably order one of these myself as Lite-On America still hasn't gotten their reviewer drives in yet.
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Postby carl on Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:19 pm

It will report jitter as seen below and guess what a DW-1800 is.. :wink:
$30.00 for a drive with interesting possibilities.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=198162

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=192730
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:04 am

That's good to know about the DW1800 as not all LH-18A1P clones support jitter or even bitsetting. #-o
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Postby carl on Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:09 am

To get jitter results for the Lite-On drives and clones you must scan @ 4X if you are using CD/DVD Speed 4.7.0.0. Ian, it is possible the clone you have does not report jitter but give it a try at 4X.
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:08 am

I'll give it a try at 4x and see if I can get jitter working.
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:23 pm

carl wrote:To get jitter results for the Lite-On drives and clones you must scan @ 4X if you are using CD/DVD Speed 4.7.0.0. Ian, it is possible the clone you have does not report jitter but give it a try at 4X.


No jitter at 4x either. :cry:
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Postby carl on Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:52 pm

I wonder why? Works here.
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:33 pm

I wonder if that capability is stored somewhere else, like the boot code. Check and see if you can get it to change the booktype. That's another feature I can't get to work.
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Postby carl on Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:44 pm

I can't change the booktype. Too bad because it does not even set +RDL to -ROM. I don't think the jitter capability is stored within the bootcode.
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:18 pm

carl wrote:I don't think the jitter capability is stored within the bootcode.


I don't think so either. I wonder if there is a slight difference in hardware then.
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