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Lite-On SOHW-1653S - 12x DVD-R and 4x DVD+R DL Write

Postby Ian on Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:46 am

I've heard rumblings of this drive, but haven't seen anything official until today.

http://www.liteonit.com/ODD/English/e_p ... w1653s.asp

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Writing Speeds:
DVD+R: 16x CAV
DVD+RW: 4x CLV
DVD+R DL: 4x CLV
DVD-R: 12x CAV
DVD-RW: 4x CLV
CD-R: 48x P-CAV
CD-RW: 24x Z-CLV

Buffer Size: 2MB

Read Speeds:
DVD-ROM: 16x Max
CD-ROM: 48x Max

Access Times:
DVD-ROM: 160ms
CD-ROM: 160ms
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Postby Ian on Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:56 am

While I doubt they will, it would be nice if Lite-On released a free 1633S to 1653S upgrade.

I wouldn't count on the 1633 or 1653 being capable of 16x DVD-R writing speeds. From what I've heard, some of the components can't handle these speeds with -R media.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:21 pm

Ian wrote:I wouldn't count on the 1633 or 1653 being capable of 16x DVD-R writing speeds. From what I've heard, some of the components can't handle these speeds with -R media.


Sounds like a similar situation to the 851s drive, which couldn't handle 8x DVD-R recording, even with the 832s firmware.
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Postby rdgrimes on Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:20 pm

There's still the question of whether the 1653 has a different laser, as it is supposed to have. So it might be cross-flashable with the 1633, but the results of doing so are in question.
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Postby Ian on Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:54 pm

I'm guessing the 1653S doesn't have the new laser. If it did, wouldn't it make sense to advertise it as a 16x16 drive?

I also know for a fact that one manufacturer is releasing a firmware update that will give their drive 12x -R and 4x DL writing speeds... and its based on the 1633S.
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Postby rdgrimes on Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:53 pm

Ian wrote:I'm guessing the 1653S doesn't have the new laser. If it did, wouldn't it make sense to advertise it as a 16x16 drive?

I also know for a fact that one manufacturer is releasing a firmware update that will give their drive 12x -R and 4x DL writing speeds... and its based on the 1633S.

Guess someone will have to get one and look inside. :wink:
My info is that the 1653 will have a different revision of the same laser as the 1633, and the 1673/1693 will have a still different variation and will be 8x/6x RW capable. All 3 are supposed to be 16x -R capable.
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