Lite-On SHW-1635S DVD Writer
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1 Arita 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR02) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 BenQ 8xDVD+R (DAXON...AZ2) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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1 e-blue Professional 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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1 e-blue Professional 8xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR8) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
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1 e-blue Professional 4xDVD-R (SKC Co.,Ltd.) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Gigatain 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD+R (CMC MAG.E01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 4xDVD+RW (MBIPG101W04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
2 Maxell 16xDVD+R (RICOHJPNR03) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Memorex 8xDVD+RW (RITEK...008) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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1 Prodye 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Roline 8xDVD-R (TYG02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Sony 16xDVD+R (SONY....D21) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 16xDVD-R (SONY16D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 4xDVD+RW (PHILIPS.041) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 TDK 2.4xDVD+R (RICOHJPND00) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 TDK 2.4xDVD+R (RITEK...D01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
2 Verbatim 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 2 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 6xDVD-RW (MKM 01RW6X01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim 8xDVD+RW (MKM.....A03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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After replacing the power supply of the computer (because the original one is dead), the burning of double-layer discs succeed. (Previously, the process always failed with "Write Error" returned during the beginning of burning the 2nd layer of the discs.) This indicates that the drive requires a larger power to perform the burning of double-layer media (at least 350W for 220V power supply in Hong Kong). Also, more physical memory (1GB or above) is recommended.
Comments posted by Kwan Chi Nam from Hong Kong, January 06, 2008. Rated this writer 7 of 10.
This burner came with my computer. This the second lite on I have had. Both of them were terrible. Made lots coasters can anyone tell me how update the firme ware for this product. I have been to their website and e-mail their tech support and to no avail.JUNK
Comments posted by stec from United States, December 30, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.
Bought this as a replacement to my SHW-1633 which was a very good drive. It finally died after playing and copying an average of 2 to 4 DVD's a week for a year and a half!
So far my experience with the 1635S drive is very positive, it is pretty fast when coupled with 'One Click DVD', which will happily compress dual layer DVD's to fit single layer. What's even better about this brand is the fact that you can de-regionalise the drive with their handy little 'ltnRPC.exe' which is easily found on the web. This drive cost around 59 Euros which I reckon represents excellent value. It even comes with a choice of white or black facia's in the box. Not many other manufacturers do this. I've had no issues with either of these drives other than, like so many others, they don't like cheap 'no name' media. With the ability to burn at pretty high speed, it makes sense to use higher quality disks. All in all, a superb drive.
Comments posted by JMac from Germany, November 12, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
as an update to my previous post:
after using this drive for 3 months I had to switch back to my NEC that was in my daughters computer. I found this drive to be VERY poor at ripping. If the disc was not in perfect condition, there would be errors such as skipping or the audio would have quiet but noticable popping sounds.
Comments posted by cowgoo from Canada, April 26, 2006. Rated this writer No rating.
This DVD-Writer supports many different brands of CD-R/Ws and DVD+/-R/Ws. It can recognize mose of the discs (except some DVD-R for Authoring discs, which will produce clicking noises when trying to recognize them) and writes to these discs without errors. The written discs are mostly free of bad sectors.
The only exception is the double-layer DVD+/-Rs. Although it can recognize these discs, it seems failing to write the 2nd layer of such discs. The "Write error" is always returned, when using Nero Express 184.108.40.206 (bundled with the DVD-Writer) and different brands of double-layer discs.
Despite of the writing problem of double-layer discs, it is of good quality even though it is made in China.
Comments posted by Kwan Chi Nam from Hong Kong, March 04, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
Although early days seems to work well with a variety of DVD and CD media
Comments posted by clive woodbridge from United Kingdom, February 19, 2006. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
I bought this to replace my Sony DRU510a and an MSI MS-8404A after they both decided not to make a firmware update to support the new dyes.
This Lite on works really well when ripping a dvd, as the speed goes over 10'000kbs. It burns at 8x with no verification errors over many different discs. I tested the buffer underun and it passed without any glitches. They also seem to be quick at releasing new firmware updates to support all the new media. It's nice to have a burner that works, as on the others; I just kept getting 'power calibration error' on many different media. And yes, I did try cleaning the lens.
Comments posted by Gadget from United Kingdom, February 05, 2006. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
VERY loud compared to my other burner, a NEC 2510a. But it does seem to do a good job reading and writing
Comments posted by cowgoo from Canada, January 25, 2006. Rated this writer 6 of 10.
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Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.
Write support / Read support
DVD-R = Works
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.
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)
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.