Lite-On SHW-160P6S DVD Writer

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Lite-On SHW-160P6S


OEM:
Lite-On
Chipset:Mediatek
48xCDR CAV
24xCDRW ZCLV
16xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW ZCLV
4xDVD-RDL CLV
16xDVD+R CAV
8xDVD+RW ZCLV
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$50 7.8/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
2 Fujifilm 4xDVD+RW (DAXON...D42) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Fujifilm 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 HP 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Imation 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 16xDVD+R (OPTODISCR16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Iomega 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD+R (MAXELL..002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD-R (UME01.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 PC Line 16xDVD+R (OPTODISCR16) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Playo 8xDVD+R (AML.....002) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Playo 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiData 16xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 RiDisc 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SilverLine 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 SmartBuy 16xDVD-R (ProdiscF02..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 16xDVD-R (SONY16D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 TDK 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 2 poor.
1 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Got one of these in a I/O magic box IDVD168DL from Staples for 19.99 after rebate. Flashed to to the newest PSOC firmware that has been modded. So far so good for a 20 dollar drive!!!


Comments posted by dave from United States, February 23, 2007. Rated this writer 5 of 10.





This writer has been great and I didn't expect much from it with the price I got it for at Wal-mart. I have been using Sony DVD-R 16X and went through over 100 disks now and not one bad burn. The software that I use is CloneDVD2 or Nero 7. Also Since I have been using Smartburn which is available from the liteon web site my burn speeds have increased. I am also using firmware version PS0B. I did have a problem burning onto Imation DVD+R 16X; none would play in my DVD player. I have also used Imation DVD+RW and Verbatim DVD+R DL all with success.


Comments posted by Jeremy from United States, November 19, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Works great on Verbatim 16X +R or -R dics. Having some problems, however, on Windata 2.4 X +R DL discs. Haven't tried any other DL discs. Any suggestions?


Comments posted by George Ordija from United States, November 18, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





My Lite-On SHW-160P6S I bought at walmart started burning slower after about 2 weeks,Using latest firmware, The first few burns at 16x only took 5 or 6 mins to burn a full dvd and now for no reason it is taking about as long as my old 4x burner about 10 minutes @ a 16x burn speed single layer, I'm thinking about taking it back and getting it replaced becuase I havn't changed one single thing in my computer and it started taking longer for no aparent reason using the same media.I did have one failed burn but it was from a disk to disk copy and the disk i was trying to copy was bad. So i guess it works fine but just shouldn't take that long at a 16x burn speed. At first it was fast but now it is slow.


Comments posted by TheBudMan from United States, October 22, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.





Verbatim DVD 16x and Verbatim DVD 4X disks burned fine but would not play in Apex AD-1110W Player. UPGRADE firmware from PSO8 to PSOA and corrected problem.


Comments posted by Larry from United States, August 12, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Firmware version 0A upgrade needed in order to burn RiData DVD+R 8x media. You can get it at www.liteonit.com


Comments posted by dph from United States, July 15, 2006. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Great burner - limited use so far - this was bought at Comp-USA as a Hi-Val HDVD168DL - works fine with good media


Comments posted by inman lanier from United States, May 07, 2006. Rated this writer 9 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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