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Sony AW-Q160A SATA 16x DVD±RW

Postby Ian on Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:13 pm

Yep, subscribers get an early look at Sony's new SATA DVD writer. :D

If you haven't guessed by now, the AW-Q160A is based on a Lite-On design. I'm not sure which yet. Here's a few pics to start you off.
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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:15 pm

A few more...
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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:16 pm

Stress test and write quality.
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:25 pm

does not write DVD-R DL ???
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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:46 pm

dodecahedron wrote:does not write DVD-R DL ???


lol.. I didn't notice that. I'll check that tonite.
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Postby Spazmogen on Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:39 pm

What are the rated specs on it? Namely the DL speed.

Google.ca came up empty!


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Sony with SATA. Lite On with a 20x writer now...
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:55 pm

the Sony is a Lite-On!
wait a bit and you'll have 20x SATA drives too.
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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:26 pm

Spazmogen wrote:What are the rated specs on it? Namely the DL speed.


Dunno.. I'll have to check that too.
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Postby Ian on Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:38 pm

Here's the list of supported media. The output has been fixed thanks to ala42.

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DVD+R9  supported media types:   18
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CMC MAG  D01-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG  D02-000 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG  D04-000 8x,6x,4x
FUJIFILM FR1-000 8x,6x,4x
INFOME   D01-000 4x,2.4x
MKM      001-000 4x,2.4x
MKM      003-000 8x,6x,4x
PHILIPS  CD2-000 2.4x
PHILIPS  PD2-000 2.4x
PRODISC  D01-000 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN D00-001 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN D01-067 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    D01-001 2.4x
RITEK    D03-001 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    S01-000 4x,2.4x
RITEK    S04-001 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    S04-066 8x,6x,4x
RITEK    X08-001 8x,6x,4x

DVD+R   supported media types:   61
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AML      002-000 6x
AML      003-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
BeAll000 P40-000 4x
BeAll000 PG0-000 12x,8x,6x
CMC MAG  E01-000 8x,6x
CMC MAG  F01-000 4x
CMC MAG  M01-000 12x,8x,6x
DAXON    AZ2-000 8x,6x
DAXON    AZ3-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
DAXON    CY3-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
GSC503   H01-000 6x
GSC503   H02-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
INFODISC R20-000 8x,6x
INFOME   R20-000 6x
INFOME   R30-000 6x
LD       S03-000 8x,6x
LD       S04-000 6x
LGEP16   001-000 12x,8x,6x
MAXELL   001-000 4x
MAXELL   002-000 8x,6x
MAXELL   003-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
MBIPG101 R03-000 4x
MBIPG101 R04-001 8x,6x
MBIPG101 R05-001 16x,12x,8x,6x
MCC      002-000 4x
MCC      003-000 8x,6x
MCC      004-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
MUST     006-002 16x,12x,8x,6x
NAN YA   FLX-000 12x,8x,6x
NANYA    CHX-000 6x
NANYA    CLX-000 8x,6x
NSD      R40-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
OPTODISC OR8-000 8x,6x
OPTODISC R16-000 6x
PHILIPS  C08-000 8x,6x
PHILIPS  C16-001 12x,8x,6x
PRODISC  R02-000 4x
PRODISC  R03-003 8x,6x
PRODISC  R04-004 16x,12x,8x,6x
PRODISC  R05-001 12x,8x,6x
Philips  081-000 6x
Plasmon1 C01-000 8x,6x
RICOHJPN R01-002 4x
RICOHJPN R02-003 8x,6x
RICOHJPN R03-004 12x,8x,6x
RITEK    F16-001 16x,12x,8x,6x
RITEK    P16-000 12x,8x,6x
RITEK    R02-001 4x
RITEK    R03-002 8x,6x
RITEK    R04-001 6x
RITEK    R05-001 16x,12x,8x,6x
SAST     A01-000 6x
SONY     D11-000 8x,6x
SONY     D21-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
TDK      001-000 4x
TDK      002-000 8x,6x
TDK      003-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
YUDEN000 T01-001 4x
YUDEN000 T01-001 8x,6x
YUDEN000 T02-000 8x,6x
YUDEN000 T03-000 16x,12x,8x,6x

DVD+RW  supported media types:   37
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CMC MAG  W01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG  W02-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG  W03-000 8x,6x
DAXON    D41-000 4x
DAXON    D42-000 4x
INFODISC A01-002 2.4x
INFODISC A10-000 4x
INFODISC A10-001 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 W03-000 2.4x
MBIPG101 W04-000 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 W05-000 8x,6x
MCC      A01-000 2.4x
MKM      A02-000 4x,2.4x
MKM      A03-000 8x,6x
NANYA    DRW-000 4x
NANYASC  DRW-000 2.4x
OPTODISC OP1-001 2.4x
OPTODISC OP4-001 4x
OPTODISC OP8-000 8x,6x
PHILIPS  010-002 4x
PHILIPS  041-000 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS  RW8-000 8x,6x
PRODISC  W01-002 2.4x
PRODISC  W02-000 4x
PRODISC  W03-000 8x,6x
RICOHJPN W01-000 2.4x
RICOHJPN W01-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN W11-001 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W21-001 8x,6x
RITEK    001-001 2.4x
RITEK    004-048 4x,2.4x
RITEK    008-000 8x,6x
RITEK    W04-000 4x,2.4x
SENTINEL W01-000 2.4x
SENTINEL W02-000 4x
SONY     S11-000 4x,2.4x
SONY     S21-000 8x,6x

DVD-R9  supported media types:    7
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4 RITEKP01      8x,2x
C MAG. AD4 C    2x,1x
CMC MAG. AD4    12x,8x
M 01RD30   M    6x,4x,1x
MKM 01RD30      6x,2x,1x
MKM 03RD30      6x,2x,1x
RITEKP01        6x,4x,1x

DVD-R   supported media types:   44
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BeAll G16001    12x,8x,6x
CMC MAG. AE1    8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AF1    6x,4x,2x,1x
CMC MAG. AM1    12x,8x,6x
CMC MAG. AM3    16x,12x,8x,6x
FUJIFILM03      8x,6x,4x
FUJIFILM04      16x,12x,8x,6x
GSC003          8x,6x,4x
GSC004          8x,6x,4x
INFODISC-R20    8x,6x,4x
LEADDATA S03    8x,6x,4x
MBI 01RG20     
MBI 01RG40      12x,8x,6x
MBI 03RG40      16x,12x,8x,6x
MCC 01RG20      6x,1x
MCC 02RG20      8x,6x,4x
MCC 03RG20      16x,12x,8x,6x
MUST 007        16x,12x,8x,6x
MXL RG02        6x,4x,2x
MXL RG03        8x,6x,4x
MXL RG04        16x,12x,8x,6x
NAN YA A01      8x,6x,4x
NAN YA F02      12x,8x,6x
OPTODISCR008    8x,6x,4x
OPTODISCR016    16x,12x,8x,6x
ProdiscF01      8x,6x,4x
ProdiscF02      16x,12x,8x,6x
ProdiscS04      8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS05      12x,8x,6x
RITEKF1         12x,8x,6x
RITEKG04       
RITEKG05        6x,4x
RITEKM02       
RITEKM16        12x,8x,6x
SONY08D1        8x,6x,4x
SONY16D1        16x,12x,8x,6x
TTG01           2x,1x
TTG02           8x,6x,4x
TTH01           8x,6x,4x
TTH02           16x,12x,8x,6x
TYG01           8x,2x
TYG02           8x,6x,4x
TYG03           16x,12x,8x,6x
UME01           8x,6x,4x

DVD-RW  supported media types:   36
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CMCW02          2x
CMCW03          4x
CMCW04          6x,4x
DAXON_RW2X01    2x
INFOMEDIAA20    4x
JVC/VictorT7    1x
JVC0VictorD7    4x
JVC1Victord7    6x,4x
JVC_VictorW7    2x
MCC 00RW11N9    1x
MCC 01RW11n9    2x
MCC 01RW4X      4x
MKM 01RW6X01    6x,4x
OPTODISCK001    1x
OPTODISCK001    2x
OPTODISCW002    2x
OPTODISCW004    4x
OPTODISCW006    6x,4x
PRINCO          1x
PRINCO          2x
PRINCORW0004    4x
PRINCORW2X01    2x
PVCW00D002K9    2x
PVCW00V00245    2x
Prodisc DW04    2x
Prodisc DW06    4x
ProdiscDVDRW    1x
RITEK000V11A    1x
RITEKW01        2x
RITEKW04        4x
RITEKW06        6x,4x
SONY000000U9    1x
TDK501saku]3    1x
TDK502sakuM3    2x
TDK601saku      4x
TDK701saku      6x,4x

DVD-RAM supported media types:   11
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MXL16             5x
MXL8              3x
MXL9              3x
MatsushiM01J0002  1x
MatsushiM01J0007  1x
MatsushiM01J0008  3x
MatsushiM01J3002  1x
MatsushiM01J3003  3x
MatsushiM01J3004  3x
MatsushiM01J5006  5x
Optodisc          1x
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:27 pm

Odd, DVD-RAM is supported in the firmware, but the drive doesn't support it (for reading or writing) :o
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:09 am

that's not all that's odd.
according to InfoTool no DVD-R DL, according to the fw dump 9 types supported.
DVD+R9 no write speeds ???
no support for MCC DVD+/-R ???
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Postby MediumRare on Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:58 am

Any idea which chipset is used? Does it support PI/PIF tests etc with CD-Speed or KProbe or DVDScan ?

SATA is slowly catching on! :)

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Postby Ian on Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:52 pm

I ran a quick test with some Verbatim 16x DVD-R media.
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Postby Ian on Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:01 pm

To answer some of your questions..

The drive writes to DVD+R DL media at 8x. However, it requires media rated at that speed. With Verbatim's 2.4x DL media, the speed was limited to 4x.

The drive recognized DVD-R DL media without any problems. I have not done any test burns yet though.

The drive seems to work alright with KProbe. I did have to switch the driver to SPTI or whatever before it would recognize the drive.

With CD Speed, the number of PI Failures seems abnormally low. It makes me think its not calculating them correctly or its using Sum1.

Keep the questions coming.. I'll probably move this thread over to the non-subscriber part of the forum in the next day or two.
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Postby MediumRare on Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:03 pm

Ian wrote:The drive seems to work alright with KProbe.

Looks like it's a MediaTek chipset then...
Ian wrote:With CD Speed, the number of PI Failures seems abnormally low. It makes me think its not calculating them correctly or its using Sum1.

Do you mean the maximum value for PIF? CDSpeed does use Sum1 for PIF on LiteOn drives. Normally, the results from CDSpeed and KProbe are essentially identical (except for some idiosyncracies in averages). Since your scans are at different speeds, the totals aren't exactly comparable though.

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Postby Ian on Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:43 pm

MediumRare wrote:Do you mean the maximum value for PIF? CDSpeed does use Sum1 for PIF on LiteOn drives. Normally, the results from CDSpeed and KProbe are essentially identical (except for some idiosyncracies in averages). Since your scans are at different speeds, the totals aren't exactly comparable though.


Yeah, you're right. I don't use it with my Lite-On drives.

If I remember right, both use the same API's to gather the data from the drive.
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Postby Ian on Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:59 am

Moving this for general consumption...
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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:51 am

ala42 was able to get the list of supported media to display correctly. The list above has been updated.
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Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R - TYG03 @ 16x

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Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R - TYG03 @ 16x

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Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R - YUDEN000 T02 @ 8x

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Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD+R - YUDEN000 T02 @ 8x

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Optodisc - Acro Circle 16x DVD+R @ 6x

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Optodisc - Acro Circle 16x DVD+R @ 6x

The top speed offered was 6x.

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Optodisc - Acro Circle 16x DVD-R @ 8x

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Postby Ian on Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:07 pm

As I mentioned in another thread, the drive is based on the Lite-On SH-16A7L. Take note that with this firmware, the drive reports that it supports DVD-R DL.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:14 am

also DVD-RAM support? :o

I'll have to try that! :D
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Re: Sony AW-Q160A SATA 16x DVD±RW

Postby yeaok on Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:31 pm

hey i just bought Fujifilm Dvd +r dl and it says to make sure that i have upgraded the drives firmware and i have KDS1 as the current firmware. Is that the latest, if not where can i find the latest firmware?

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