Lite-On LDW-811S/851S DVD Writer

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Lite-On LDW-811S/851S


OEM:
Lite-On
Chipset:Mediatek
40xCDR PCAV
24xCDRW PCAV
4xDVD-R CLV
2xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
8xDVD+R ZCLV
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$150 8.2/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 01ne 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
8 Arita 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 8 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Arita 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Arita 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Arita 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Arita 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 AVB 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Bencole Platinum Series 4xDVD+R (........001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 BenQ 4xDVD-R (SONY04D1....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
2 BestMedia Platinum 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 16xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Boxer MultiSpeed 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Budget 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Bulkpaq 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Bulkpaq 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Comnet 4xDVD-R (............) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datamart 4xDVD-R (............) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Datasafe Media 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Datasafe Media 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Datasafe Media 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 DataTrack 4xDVD+R (DT-D02..02.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 DataTrack 1xDVD-R (EuroDig-Disc) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Classic Yellow 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Classic Yellow 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Red (V3) 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Red (V3) 4xDVD-R (INFOSMART01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Datawrite Yellow 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Yellow (V2) 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Digital Matrix 4xDVD-R (INFOSMART01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Double Diamond Digital 4xDVD+R (INFODISCR10) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Eclipse 4xDVD+R (IS01....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 1xDVD-R (............) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 EMTEC 4xDVD+R (MPOMEDIA040) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Fortis 4xDVD-R (GSC001......) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fortis 8xDVD-R (GSC003......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Fujifilm 16xDVD+R (RITEK...F16) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Fujifilm 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Fujifilm 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Generic/Unbranded 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 HP 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 HP 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Hyundai 4xDVD-R (INFOSMART01.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Imation 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation SoHot 2xDVD-R (PRODISCG02..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Infosmart 4xDVD-R (INFOSMART01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 2xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Jin Tian Ba Lin 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 KHypermedia 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 KHypermedia 2.4xDVD+RW (CMC MAG.W01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 KHypermedia 1xDVD-R (TDKG02000000) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Kodak 4xDVD+R (MEDIA ID001) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Lead Data 4xDVD-R (LEADDATA01..) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Liquid Video 2.4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOP2) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Lite-On 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Magnex 1xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MAM-E 8xDVD+R (MAM.....M02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 MAM-E 4xDVD-R (MAM4XG02....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MAM-E 4xDVD-R (MCI4XG01....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MAXdisc 4xDVD-R (MBI 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MAXdisc 4xDVD+R (POMSC001002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Maxell 4xDVD-R (MXL RG02....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Maxell 8xDVD-R (MXL RG03....) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Maxell 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 4 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
4 Memorex 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 0 good, 2 mixed, 2 poor.
5 Memorex 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 5 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2.4xDVD+RW (INFODISCA01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (MBI 01RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD+R (MBIPG101R03) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
3 Memorex 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Memorex 4xDVD-R (ProdiscS03) comments, 2 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Memorex 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 4 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 2xDVD-RW (TDK502sakuM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Mirror Platinum 4xDVD+R (IS01....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsubishi 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Mitsubishi 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MMore 4xDVD+R (MBIPG101R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 MMore 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD-R (UME01.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Octron 2xDVD-R (RITEKG03....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Optodisc 4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP4) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PC Line 2.4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Philips 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Philips 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW11) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Princo 4xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
3 Prodisc 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Reset 4xDVD-R (LONGTEN 001.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ricoh 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 RiData 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 RiDisc 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiDisc 4xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Ritek 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
4 Ritek 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 4 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek 4xDVD-R (RITEKM02....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Ritek Excellent 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung 2.4xDVD+RW (OPTODISCOP1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sentinel 2xDVD-R (OPTODISCK001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Silverex 2.4xDVD+R (...........) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 SilverLine 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sky 4xDVD+R (AML.....001) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sky 8xDVD+R (AML.....002) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Sky 4xDVD-R (ONIDTECH....) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sonic 2xDVD-R (............) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sonic 4xDVD+R (LONGTEN.002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sonic 2xDVD-R (MUST 001....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sonic 4xDVD-R (Yi Jhan 001.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Sony 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD-R (SONY08D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Sony 4xDVD-R (TYG01.......) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Staples 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 StarLogic 1xDVD-R (PRINCO......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Supermedia 4xDVD+R (........001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SW Technology 4xDVD-R (OPTODISCR004) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Swisstec 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Taiyo Yuden 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Target e-gear 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
3 TDK 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 1 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 TDK 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 TDK 1xDVD-RW (TDK501saku]3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
2 TDK 4xDVD-R (TTG01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD-R (TTH02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Teon 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Teon 4xDVD+R (PHILIPS.C08) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tevion 8xDVD-R (DAXON008S...) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
3 Traxdata 4xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR01) comments, 3 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Traxdata 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Traxdata 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 UL-Tran Media 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Unifino 8xDVD+R (IMC JPN.R01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Vakoss 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Value Disc 2.4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.R01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Velocity 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Verbatim 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) / Pastel Disc 4xDVD+R (YUDEN000T01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim DigitalMovie 4xDVD-R (MCC 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim DigitalMovie 4xDVD+R (MCC.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Vobis 4xDVD-R (AN31........) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Vobis 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 XDisc 4xDVD-R (GSC002......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Bought a Lite-on 811S DVD writer/burner about sixteen months ago, and for the first twelve months, the burner was excellent. But after the fourteenth month, the burner started going bad and would not burn any DVD's. If you want a good DVD burner, I would buy a Plexor, Pioneer or a BenQ burner, but don't buy a Lite-On burner since they only last a few months past the warranty period.


Comments posted by Roy from United States, January 08, 2006. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





Using Sony 8x DVD-R, Fujifilm 4x DVD-R, Maxell 4x DVD-R, and Imation 8xDVD+R discs work perfectly with this drive.


Comments posted by JC from United States, November 13, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





no problems with this drive : i burn DVD+r in 10 minutes. i've bought it cos it needs a little configuration (Win98, Pentium III, ...). Now, i've got a strong config : i don't want to change.


Comments posted by Julien from France, June 19, 2005. Rated this writer 9 of 10.






Dont buy this drive

Mines worked for 3 months recording DVD and CD
then all of a sudden it stop recognising DVD
liteon help has not been good
I've been trying to get an exchange since December before my warranty ran out
now 4 months later they are telling me my warranty is no longer valid because it expired in February, even tho I've been trying to get an RMA to return since December

DO NOT PURCHASE THIS DRIVE BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE DRIVE, YOU ARE STUCK WITH IT.


Comments posted by Rikki from United States, March 17, 2005. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





do not use arita 8x+ they will burn them but you get a very poor play back on dvd players.never trusted arita discs always had problems with them.use datawrite 8x+ burnt over 400 about 3 coasters


Comments posted by britvic69 from United Kingdom, December 14, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





I love this drive! I have burned over 200 DVD's using Ritek 4x DVD+R's with no coasters. I haven't had one problem burning DVD's or CD's at all with this drive! You can't beat the price and functionality. You can't go wrong with this drive, and believe me I've been through a few!


Comments posted by Chris from United States, July 08, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





im not putting any rating in, because i havent used the drive long enough to make some sort of decisions.
i bought it 3 months ago along with some princo dvd-r's 1x-4x, i believe.
so far i've burned about 20 of them all with dvd movies and i havent had any problems at all. im using disc juggler pro 4.0 and im burning my disc at speed of 2.4x
i've burned quite a few cds as well. im using fujifilm cd-rs.


Comments posted by Cr34t0r from United States, June 07, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





I'm getting what sounds like static on some tracks on a couple of CD-Rs I've burned with this drive (Roxio CD Creator Classic using SmartBurn). I wonder if it's the Memorex media, which another post mentions Lite-On drives don't like.


Comments posted by ring from United States, May 07, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





I got this drive between xmas and new year using ritek and other brands of media under the name datawrite. I wasted about 75% of these disks. Even the so called riteks were bad, about 1 good one out of three. So I bought 50 branded ritek discs online - so far I have burned 41 of the 50 and I can honestly say, that not one has ended up as a coaster. All 41 are superb burns, using three differant DVD burning programs. 10/10 for this drive. ( not too worried about burning at 8x - I use 4x. only care about not wasting any more discs. not the quietest drive.)


Comments posted by drobo from United Kingdom, April 27, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Bought a Liteon 815s and have yet to burn a sucessfull DVD-r using New Datawrite Red (V3) and Bulkpaq Printable.

Bulkpaqs printable -r wont read back even on 815s.
Datawrite Red (V3) will only read back on Liteon.

Not as good as my Sony which burns everything + or - ok.
No good being fast if not reliable.

Tried firmware GS0C, GS0F, GS0H very disapointed after reviews.


Comments posted by APiscator from United Kingdom, April 20, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





I wanted to share Lite-On support's response on this issue that I received after 2 weeks:

Memorex has issues with Lite-On drives.

List of compatible media:

DVD+R : CMC, MAXELL, MCC, PHILIPS, PRODISC,
RICOH, Ritek, SONY, TYUDE

DVD+RW : CMC, Daxon, Infodisc, MCC, PHILIPS,
PRODISC, RICOH, RITEK, SONY

DVD-R : AN31, BeAll, CMC, DAXON, DST, EDD,
Fornex, Fujiflim, GSC, King-pro, LeadData,
Longten, Mam, Maxell, MBI, MCC, NANYA,
OnidTech, OPTODISC, Pioneer, POSTECH,
PRINCO, Prodisc, Ritek, SAST, SKC, Sony,
TAROKO, TDK, That's, Vanguard, YiJha

DVD-RW : CMC, MCC, OPTODISC, PIONEER,
PRINCO, RITEK, RITEK, SONY, TDK


Comments posted by vburner from United States, April 09, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Thanks Sternfan1. You may be right about the DMA setting. Though I didn't change it manually but I am assuming rebooting the machine the second time did it. I no longer have the issue of slow burning speed. Oh, what a relief!!


Comments posted by vburner from United States, April 03, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Try turning DMA back on, sometimes after flashing the firmware when windows restarts it reinstalled the drive and turns of DMA.


Comments posted by sternfan1 from United States, April 02, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





I purchased this drive during an Office Max special for $79 with out rebates. I have tried Arita 4x+R, Fuji 4x+R, Memorex 4x+R and the all burned at 8x but most of the Arita played back very poorly at the end of the movies. Drop down and started burninng at the media rated speed and all is good. Now all my burns plays in most all DVD player that i've tried even really old ones. I haven't tried any 8x rated media yet. My $200 plus Plextor 8x drive burns the same media at 4x or 8x but again the Arita, burned at 8x, wont play well and some older DVD players but play very good in my new JVCxxx. One other thing, your PC must be 100% stable to burn any media(video) at the rated speed and get good results w\o taking all day for the burn to complete... 4.3 GB takes approxiamately: 8 min @ 8x, 14 min @ 4x, 24 min @ 2.4x, and 55 min @ 1x.


Comments posted by George from United States, March 29, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Great drive, burns Khypermedia 2.4x DVD+Rs no problem, and will write RICOHJPN01 discs at 8x. No problems at all. Running it in an external firewire case.


Comments posted by Oliver Newton from United States, March 28, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





hey stmdk try turning on DMA on that drive and it will fly, This drive is awesome i have burnt 200 DVD's now and not a single coaster and all burn at 8X. I use the Artia 4X DVD's.


Comments posted by Howard Stern from United States, March 16, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Had this drive for a week now. Updated the firmware to version P. I've used the following media with it:

Memorex DVD+R 4x max
Khypermedia DVD+R 2.4x
Compusa DVD+R 2.4x
HP DVD+R 2.4x

The drive runs really slow, over an hour for at 2.4X speed! It also won't recognize higher rate DVD media even though the SmartBurn utility that it comes with does! My old HP-200i blows it away. The read buffer drains in heartbeat and the drive lags badly.

I would recommend you not to purchase this drive. I'm sending mine back. I've known other people that had problems with LiteOn DVD drives, I should have known better. LiteOn tech support is useless. Once you pay up, they don't care.




Comments posted by stmdk from United States, March 10, 2004. Rated this writer 2 of 10.





I bought this drive for $119 after rebates and have to say im very impressed. I've burnt about 50 disks so far and only 1 coaster(bad Media). The only thing wrong with this drive is i've only been able to burn at 4x with any program ive used even with latest firmware. Anyone else experience this?


Comments posted by D MAN from United States, March 08, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Bought the xternal version of 851S. Rejection rate was close to 80% most of the time even slowing the drive to 2X speed. Although this drive is connected to my Asus laptop via 2.0 USB, the transfer rate is impressive short of burning failure! The cause for failure as stated in Nero 6.0.3 is DVD9 error although I have used 2to1 compression and am pretty confident it will fit within the 1 disk at 4.7G.
Could some one help in figuring why rejection rate is that high? I have tried my brands including TDK, Shintaro, Melody, Fuji and have failed too many times to mention.


Comments posted by jjj88 from Australia, March 02, 2004. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





After a while I got some big trouble with this drive. I could not burn dvd-r and didn't burn many dvd+r.
I't seems like that this drive have a big problem with the via apollo 133 chipset. I testet the drive in my other pc, with another chipset and it worked like a dream. I have wrote to liteon to hear if they know about this problem. I'll post their answer here when I get it.

best regards

lak


Comments posted by lak from Denmark, February 29, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Bought this Lite-On 851s DVD Writer after searching reviews and debating for a while to get one or not. $120 after rebate - 10% off at Best Buy, and I couldn't resist. Copied my complete DVD collection using DVD Shrink & Nero. Not one coaster yet after over 50 DVD+R's.

One thing I noticed -- I was buring the Memorex 4x DVD+R's at 8x. Did probably a dozen or so. I upgraded Nero to 6.3.0.3 and it still burns flawlessly, but only at 4x. Should I downgrade back to the previous version?


Comments posted by Jim from United States, February 27, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Hello All!

I just bought the drive on 02/20/04 and must sayt that the installation was a breeze, and Nero 6.3.0.3 works well with this drive. I have yet to try the 8X burn, but am itching to try it. This drive is an 851s model bought retail from Best Buy for $119 after rebate.

I upgraded the firmware to the latest (DR8GS0C) from LiteOn's website:
http://www.liteonit.com.tw/ODD/English/e_downloads/e_firmware_dvd%20rw.asp

I have read many post's about this drive, and must ask, what DVD's would anyone recommend, and what burning software would you recommend. I have ECDC 6 Platinum, Nero 6 Ultra, and Sonic MyDVD 4.5. I have tried Memerex DVD-RW disks with no trouble, but I would not recommend using Nero's InCD to do this, for the program is VERY unstable. I have the latest version, and have uninstalled it to try ECDC 6's Direct CD, which is an updated and improved Direct CD.

I am ripping my first un protected DVD, and am going to try a Sony DVD-R and +R disk. I will give more feedback after my trial run here. It took about 20 min to rip a 4.1GB DVD movie with Elaborate Bytes CloneDVD 1.3.11.

As for CD burning, it is just fine. I have an ASUS 52X24X52 burner that flat out rocks...BUT...the LiteOn is much quieter that the ASUS drive! I use Verbatim CD-R's and Memorex CD-R's. I am looking for a good place to find Ultra speed CD-RW's.

So far this drive ROCKS!


Comments posted by Noel from United States, February 21, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





i got this drive the day the op firmware came out, and went through a 25 pack of +r with no problems, only at 4x though. got the patched version of the op firmware and now can burn any +r at 8x, only one coaster so far, with over 40 burns, and i am pretty sure that was my fault.


Comments posted by jme621 from United States, February 21, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I gave this an 8 rating because it burned a little slower than my old Sony and because my processor ran at close to 100% while it was burning. Then I discovered that for some reason, DMA had been disabled sometime after I installed the drive. I enabled DMA and it now burns just as fast as any other writer and the processor is back to 10-20% (or less) when burning.

So to raise my rateing to a 9 I'm giving it a 10 now (with the 8 I gave it before it'll average out).


Comments posted by bobk from United States, February 17, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I just got this at Best Buy for $119 (after $40 in mail in rebates). My old Sony DRU 500AX has had a 40-50% coaster rate for the last month and has trashed about 20 disks I talked to Sony tech support at least 4-5 times and they still weren't convinced that the drive was bad, but I figured anything had to be better than burning 2-3 disks for every one that works.

I tried a TDK Writer earlier this week- I burned 3 disks and they would all play fine as long as I played them on the burner. They wouldn't play at all on my DVD-ROM or any of my 3 standalones. After that I tried a Pioneer A06- it also worked pretty well and disks would play on my DVD-ROM and a Sony standalone, but not on my Pioneer standalone.

So far I'm pretty happen with the Lite-On. It burns a little slower than the Sony (about 35 minutes for 4.1 Gig vs 29 minutes with the Sony), and for some reason my CPU runs at 80-100% the entire time it's burning, but at least it's burning without trashing the disks.


Comments posted by BobK from United States, February 16, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
DVD-R? = Not tested


Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes

Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes

Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes


DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.


Connection
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)


Rating
The first rating is based on a weighted rank (the true Bayesian), it requires at least 5 votes to get a weighted rating.
The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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