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

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Lite-On LDW-811S/851S


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Chipset:Mediatek
40xCDR PCAV
24xCDRW PCAV
4xDVD-R CLV
2xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
8xDVD+R ZCLV
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EIDE, 2MB
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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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Comments
60 comments, Showing 26 to 50 comments

Bought the lg4081 drive first but the missing bitsetting made me return that and buy this one instead. No problems so far. Installed the drive, updated the firmware to latest and startet burning. No junk disc yet. Have tried DVD-r,DVD+R and DVD+RW. Testet the booktype tool and that worked too. Only reason for not getting 10 of 10 is that I only burned 5 disc and that isn't enough to deside if it is worth the last point :o)


Comments posted by lak from Denmark, February 15, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Stefon you cannot go back in firmware. I have tried! atleast not with the firmware supplied by liteon. maybe if I flashed it with some other drive then back to liteon version K it might but I am not going to take a chance on that. I will live with P until a new on comes out. Since the drive is still newer firmware upgrades will be comeing out at a pretty good pace. Have you tried with any other media? I have been useing sky -r 4x sky +r 8x(junk) memorex -r 4x memeorex +r 4x. It all comes down to this sky media is really junky, as posted by others its junk. I am getting samples of other media to test on will post any resaults. I personnaly think the standards of manufactureing of sky media is poor.

ohwell of to burn more(no coasters I hope)


Comments posted by ddaquatics from United States, February 12, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





ddaquatics I am sorry I cannot confirm your findings I updated to the latest firware and have burned several movies and have no problems playing them in my pc or my home DVD player. Also all my backups are fine. I am using the arita media from newegg.com. It burns at 8X DVD+R and its also pretty cheap in price. 94 cents a disk in lots of 100. I have not tried the bit setting mostly because I don't see the need to change anything about the drive. I hope you discover your problem you can always flash back to the older firmware right.


Comments posted by sternfan1 from United States, February 11, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





ok to all running out there getting ready to flash your drive to the new firmware P to get bit setting util to work! DO NOT DO IT! all resaults since I flashed to P or poopy! disk are unreadable! I was able to burn at 4x on sky dvd-r 4x now only at 2x no not becouse it makes me but because the disks are un readable heck even memorex +r 4x are unreadable now, it looks like everything is fine but when I play it in any of my home dvd players that everything worked on before even cheep media now every burn is junk! making coasters fast! Gona order ritek +r 8x and give it another test with good media but not looking to good, any suggestion? remeber once you flash to P you can not go back to K! at K mine worked better then it does now


Comments posted by ddaquatics from United States, February 10, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





I bought this drive (Liteon 811S upgraded to latest firmware HS0K) repackaged as a Pacific Digital Mach 8X.

I am finding that it recognized only 2 of the 50 Pack StarLogic (Princo). So I bought some Ritek G04s. Only after trying a couple of times (ejecting, reinserting) I got the drive to recognize the disks.
Now my question is: Is the drive or the Media?


Comments posted by Santosh from United States, February 10, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





New firmware out to do bit setting, I have not tried it yet but I did flash to the latest firmware. This drive gets better everyday, way to go lite on.


Comments posted by sternfan1 from United States, February 08, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Works great. Doing 8x writes on Ricoh JPNR01 DVD+R discs with very good results so far. I've only written about 6 discs so far, but with great results.


Comments posted by Bob West from United States, February 08, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





this drive works for me. burns memorex--richo, tdk all at 8X.....i coaster due to bad media.


Comments posted by dave from United States, February 06, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Bought the drive as a Christmas present to my self and opened it early ;)

Already had the latest firmware on it. Does not, under any circumstances, want to burn on Memorex 4x +R. PERIOD. Burns at 8x on Verbatim 4x +R and burns 4x on BeAll 1x-4x media -R. Rips fast, too. Averaging 7.9x rip speed with dvddecrypter. Machine is only an Athlon 1.33 with 512 PC133 RAM. All told - rip (8 min), DVD2ONE (23 min), burn (8-9 min) = ~40 - 45 minutes.

I got mine from Mwave for $146 retail package. Comes with PowerDVD and MyDVD and 1 blank +R and 1 blank +RW.

Very happy overall.


Comments posted by heretic422 from Other, February 06, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Great Drive, does everything it says on the box!
Burns a Full DVD in under 9 Minutes, what more do you want!
Burned loads of DVD's and not one coaster (touch wood!)


Comments posted by Normsthename from United Kingdom, February 04, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Have a lot of problems....... many coasters with Princo & Verbatim CDRW..... this drive Sux.....


Comments posted by Variac from Italy, February 04, 2004. Rated this writer 2 of 10.





I have a 811a and it is the business, sounds like you don't know what your doing


Comments posted by Toby from United Kingdom, February 03, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Tons of problems ...

The bundled software (MyDVD) has several issues. Firstly, it incorrectly calculates the remaining space on disc. After spending a couple of hours creating my first DVD I hit the "burn" button. Then, after about three hours of preparation time, it returned the error message "there is not enough space on the disc". I went back, and deleted about 300 megs of stuff. Burned again -- same error.

Finally I was able to burn a DVD if I limited myself to about 1.5 hours of video. However not all of the tracks would play in either the 851S itself or my Toshiba set-top. About %20 of the tracks were unplayable despite MyDVD indicating a successful burn.

I decided it might just be the software so I moved on to testing with TMPG DVD Author and Nero 6. I was able to author a DVD with about 4 hours of content from VCDs and it seemed to burn correctly (no errors). However I had a similar problem to the MyDVD behavior - about %20 of the tracks would not play in either the 851S or my set-top box.

Finally I decided to upgrade the firmware of the 851S in case that was the issue. The upgrade program locked up at %100. I rebooted after waiting about 20 minutes, and the drive has not worked since.

Testing was done on Windows 98 using Memorex media.


Comments posted by Brian Conley from United States, February 02, 2004. Rated this writer 3 of 10.





No issues. Just pop it in and it works great. It also burns at 8x on many 4x DVD media.


Comments posted by MATT from United States, January 29, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





I posted a comment about the problem of reading some CDs. Found the problem now. The problem is caused by the program DLA (drive letter access, a packet writing program similar to InCD or DirectCD) which come with Sonic MyDVD.

Good writer, I produced over 10 data DVDs (5+ and 5-), only one unreadable (+). I test all written DVD on 3 different PCs found that all -R discs are fine. One +R disc has some problem in one PC, one directory is readable although this disc is readable in other two PCs. So, it seems -R is more compitable than +R. I give 8 because I wish it could write -R at 8X.


Comments posted by Harris Ford from United Kingdom, January 27, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Just bought this writer from Newegg and installed it in an external Firewire/USB2 casing. Burns +R 4X (Memorex)discs at 8X. Ordered some Ritek 4X +R's to try with it.Great drive.


Comments posted by jamerican from United States, January 22, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Has worked perfectly since I got it from OfficMax like everyone else.
Only one coaster so far and that was my fault for not setting up Nero correctly out of the gate.
Even that cheap starlogic media that they were selling works.


Comments posted by Parakleet from United States, January 21, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Got the 851S at OfficeMax for $80 last week and I'm having trouble getting anything to burn at 8x. For such a low price I can't really complain but I'd love to be able to get through a burn just a tad quicker.

Some others have reported success with TDK and Memorex 4x media burning at 8x on the 811S. What's the deal with the 851S?

I am using firmware DR8GS08 and Nero 6 Ultra but the drive only shows up as 4x...

Is this a firmware issue?


Comments posted by FoP from United States, January 21, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Harris Ford, the fact that you have that many burning software apps installed on one pc is the problem, remove all the apps and reinstall Nero 6 and you would have given this drive a much better grade


Comments posted by Howard Stern from United States, January 21, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.







Comments posted by Reko from Finland, January 19, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





It's goes like a rocket with 8x Infiniti DVD+r disks and the latest firmware and Instantcopy


Comments posted by icepac from Other, January 16, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Jane,

Here is how you check your PIO/DMA setting in Windows XP

Goto/Click:

Start
Control Panel
System
Hardware
Device Manager
IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers
Right Click on Primary or Secondary IDE Channel
Then click on "Properties".
Now click on the "Advance Settings" tabs
PIO/DMA selection is in the "Transfer Mode" field.

Good Luck!


Comments posted by Troc from Other, January 15, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.





Its a fantastic drive with very good price


Comments posted by Vassilis Tsif from Other, January 15, 2004. Rated this writer No rating.







Comments posted by olly from Other, January 13, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Bit-setting , Region Free , 8 Speed Burning

Ive Have Pioneer's, Sony's & NEC's but this Drive Rocks
Love it to bits so i got another 1 and with my
Toshiba SD-1802's With speed limit hack removed i can
do 8Speed dvd burning on the Fly

Whoooooo comon LiteOn you rock!!!!!


Comments posted by David In The UK from Other, January 01, 2004. Rated this writer 10 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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