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New 52x32x52x16x Lite-ON Drive Coming

Postby craiger on Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:02 pm

Hi. I saw this on Lite-On's Product site:


H/H COMBO Drives

SOHC-5232K COMING SOON !!
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Postby Ian on Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:07 pm

You gonna get one craiger?
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Postby craiger on Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:12 pm

You will probably hate me. Still wondering about getting Lite-On's faster combo drive or maybe I'll wait until the price drops Lite-On's or Plextor's 8x DVD Burner and I'll get on of those. How long after Lite-On announces Coming Soon, then the drive shows up in the stores? I hope Lit-On will have a black one. Hehe. :D
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Postby CDRecorder on Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:39 am

I don't know when it will come out, but I think that the LTR-52327S was "coming soon" for at least a month or two before it was finally released.
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Postby dhc014 on Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:46 am

Well, I'm curious as to why it is now called "SOHC" instead of "LTC". I really hope that it's not for Sony Optical Hardware Combo.
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Nov 15, 2003 8:45 pm

dhc014 wrote:Well, I'm curious as to why it is now called "SOHC" instead of "LTC". I really hope that it's not for Sony Optical Hardware Combo.


Hmm, never thought of that. It very well could be though. Lite-On has used Sony drives in the past, so if they use them again, I wouldn't be too surprised.
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Postby mrk1283 on Sat Nov 15, 2003 10:01 pm

craiger wrote:You will probably hate me. Still wondering about getting Lite-On's faster combo drive or maybe I'll wait until the price drops Lite-On's or Plextor's 8x DVD Burner and I'll get on of those. How long after Lite-On announces Coming Soon, then the drive shows up in the stores? I hope Lit-On will have a black one. Hehe. :D


spray it black! like I did!

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Postby craiger on Sat Nov 15, 2003 11:13 pm

That is a great job. Couldn't even tell it was spray painted. Lite-On has a 48x24x48x16x in black. I have a Dell and Dell sells that model.
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Postby mrk1283 on Sat Nov 15, 2003 11:45 pm

thanks man, ya dell tend to go the the dark side nowadays, black and silver are the "in" colours of these years it see,s. hell my case is shiny black with silver and my drives!
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Postby dhc014 on Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:46 am

aviationwiz wrote:
dhc014 wrote:Well, I'm curious as to why it is now called "SOHC" instead of "LTC". I really hope that it's not for Sony Optical Hardware Combo.


Hmm, never thought of that. It very well could be though. Lite-On has used Sony drives in the past, so if they use them again, I wouldn't be too surprised.


I'm thinking that it's not really that they'd use Sony hardware, just that Sony is taking over Lite-ON :( Sony has the potential to bring both great, and terrible things to Lite-ON...
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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:59 am

I'm not quite sure I follow. Sony is taking over Lite-On? As in, Lite-On will eventually be Sony, and we will only see Sony drives, not Lite-On drives?
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Postby craiger on Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:24 pm

I guess Sony bought Lite-On?
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Postby Ian on Sun Nov 16, 2003 2:44 pm

No, its a joint venture. Just like Lite-On and JVC with their DVD-ROM drives.
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Nov 16, 2003 4:45 pm

Based on this thread, it seems that the 52327S is already using Sony hardware.
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Postby mrk1283 on Sun Nov 16, 2003 4:52 pm

CDRecorder wrote:Based on this thread, it seems that the 52327S is already using Sony hardware.


noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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oh well :p
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Nov 16, 2003 4:56 pm

Why is this a bad thing? After all, only the PUH is made by Sony, not the entire drive. Besides, the 52327S has better writing quality than almost any other drive out there!
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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Nov 16, 2003 5:00 pm

CDRecorder wrote:Why is this a bad thing? After all, only the PUH is made by Sony, not the entire drive. Besides, the 52327S has better writing quality than almost any other drive out there!


That's really a matter of opinion, Maybe better writing quality than almost any other LITE-ON CD-RW drive out there, but there are certiantly drives that write better than the LTR-52327S. Ex: Plextor Premium (from own expirience) and LDW-401S (according to rex)
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Nov 16, 2003 5:06 pm

I didn't say is was better than all other drives, just better than almost all other drives. Notice I specifically didn't mention Plextor in my previous post. :wink:
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Nov 16, 2003 5:19 pm

CDRecorder wrote:I didn't say is was better than all other drives, just better than almost all other drives. Notice I specifically didn't mention Plextor in my previous post. :wink:

so what? that's no reason for aviationwiz not to pimp Plextor.

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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Nov 16, 2003 5:26 pm

Didn't anyone read this part either?

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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Nov 16, 2003 5:59 pm

Yes, I read that part, too. I guess I should have mentioned that in my previous post.
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Postby integspec on Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:32 am

No you tell me! I was really surprised to see "SONY.CORPORATION" in the EEPROM from my 7S and was wondering how did it get there. This is a replacement drive which I got last week from the vendor when I returned the previous one. This drive has Nov 2003 as the Manufacturing month and QS0C (Oct 16, 2003) as firmware revision.

Wonder what will happen to Liteon in the long run...
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Postby craiger on Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:23 pm

Did you get the 48x24x48x16? Or did you find a 52x32x52x16x. I wonder when the 52x32x52x16x will be at NewEgg.Com?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:36 pm

For the record, you can't pin me saying the LDW-401s is better then the LiteON 52327S since I have yet to test a LiteON 52327S. All I can say is that the LDW-401s is a better drive then the LiteON 48125W in 99.9% of all cases, and a better drive then the Plextor Premium roughly 75% of the time (maybe a little more?). Depending of course on firmware, media, and speed burned at (the Plextor Premium out performs the LDW-401s at 8x burning almost 100% of the time).
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Postby integspec on Sun Nov 23, 2003 5:25 am

Actually I was talking about my LiteON 52327S, which has the signature "SONY.CORPORATION" in it's EEPROM. I don't remember whether the older 7S which I returned to the vendor had it or not.

Btw, Mark1283, congrats on your painting. It looks exactly like the black bezels which came with my 52327S. For all of you who buy 411s, the black bezel is not included in the retail box. I asked to exchange the beige one with vendor but he gave me one for free anyways.

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