Lite-On SOSW-833S DVD Writer

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Lite-On SOSW-833S


OEM:
Lite-On
Chipset:Mediatek
24xCDR ZCLV
24xCDRW ZCLV
8xDVD-R ZCLV
4xDVD-RW ZCLV
DVD-RDL
8xDVD+R ZCLV
4xDVD+RW ZCLV
2.4xDVD+RDL CLV
DVD-RAM
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Slim EIDE, 2MB
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$100 4.5/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 BenQ 8xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ2) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Red (V3) 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 EMTEC 4xDVD-R (MJC ME......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 EMTEC 4xDVD+R (POMSC001002) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 eProformance (epro) 8xDVD-R (ProdiscF01..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Eternity 4xDVD-R (VDSPMSAB 01.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 4xDVD+R (AML.....001) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Intenso 8xDVD-R (MUST 003....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 16xDVD-R (OPTODISCR016) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD-R (SONY08D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim 16xDVD+R (MCC.....004) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 4xDVD+RW (MKM.....A02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Vivanco 2.4xDVD+R (0001PLUS...) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
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It takes less than a second for this dvd writer to produce a coaster. Have tried it with TDK & Verbatim DVD-Rs. Reads ok but as soon as you try to burn anything, voila! a coaster in less time than it takes to pour a drink. Am using VRS2 firmware but unable to find updates.


Comments posted by Alvin29 from Australia, October 03, 2007. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





I cannot write to DVD-R (Ritek G05) or DVD+R but CD and DVD+RW both work fine. I seems a lot of people are having the same problem or just very slow (0.7x) burn speeds.
This is the 3rd Lite-On writer I have tried and all 3 have been terrible.


Comments posted by Lee Eastham from United Kingdom, January 27, 2006. Rated this writer 1 of 10.





I just got this drive (labelled "Slimtype SOSW-833S") and installed in my Dell Inspiron 8200. It came bundled with Nero DVD burning software. I just copied all of My Documents (8 Gb) to a DVD+R DL with no problem in less than an hour - great!


Comments posted by Paul R Watson from United States, October 06, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





I can't write dvd+r with this drive (EMTEC DVD+R 4.7GB 2x-4x)
I also can't find any new firmware for this drive. It was inbuilt to my new ACER laptop. Otherwise it works well.


Comments posted by FSN from Slovakia, September 30, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.




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Column Explanation:

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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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