Lite-On SOHW-1213S DVD Writer
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1 Acme 16xDVD-R (MCC 03RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 BestMedia Platinum 8xDVD-R (RITEKG05....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 CompUSA 4xDVD+R (AML.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Datawrite Titanium 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Dysan 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 HP 4xDVD+R (CMC MAG.F01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 HP 16xDVD+R (CMC MAG.M01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 2.4xDVD+RW (RICOHJPNW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 KHypermedia 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Magnavox 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Miracle 4xDVD+R (OPTODISCOR4) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Newegg.com 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Prodisc 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 SmartBuy 8xDVD+R (PRODISC.R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD-R (SONY08D1....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Spin-X 4xDVD-R (MBI 01RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 StarMedia 4xDVD-R (VDSP.SAB 01.) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 16xDVD-R (TTH02.......) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD-R (MCC 02RG20) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Paid around $80 for this last summer. Has worked perfectly playing and backing-up DVDs.
Comments posted by John Fuda from United States, January 27, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
vote of 10 after a week of using , but i got it as I had a large quantity of hypermedia dvd-r that wouldn't burn on my lg burners, burn every time with this cheapy.
Moral there somewhere?
Comments posted by victoriabears from Canada, January 25, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
I got this drive for about $70.00us and have burned over 200 movies with various media (Ritek, Memorex, HP, TDK, Optodisc). It has worked great.
Comments posted by raiderdean from United States, December 27, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
I bought this burner at PC Club on the 26,of Aug.2004.And I have not had any problems out of it yet,I've burnt 35 media,
DVD+R,(MEMOREX-R 3EACH)(maxell 4x)(imation 4x)(sony 4x)all burnt well,playback on Mintek 1600,Sony NS315,Go Video dvr 4100,Oritron dvd720,(all hacks)
Comments posted by Jack Mitchell from United States, November 05, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
Very nice writer for the price. $70 after rebate from BestBuy. Have had no problems thus far.
Comments posted by Jibberish1 from United States, October 08, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
buggy...but still worth the price...
Comments posted by Pock from Canada, August 17, 2004. Rated this writer 9 of 10.
I bought this unit at PC Club for $79 w/10 rebate. I also bought their dvd+R 4X disks at $20. I installed it in a external USB case. Using DVD Shrink and DVD decrypter I burned 20 movies with no problems. Have yet to try 8X. Can this unit be made to do write dual layer?
Comments posted by Norm Owens from United States, August 15, 2004. Rated this writer 8 of 10.
This DVDRW -+ drive is great I just upgraded from Liteon 411S drive. Better drive design, quiet burning and alot fast when burning. Works great with Ridata 4X - or + discs.
Comments posted by Micah from United States, August 13, 2004. Rated this writer 10 of 10.
I bought this burner to replace my TDK 840g. Seems to Memorex 8X DVD-R at 8X. Tried Verbatim 4X dvd-r, but would only burn them at 4X. Not a bad burner for the money.
Comments posted by gauss from United States, August 06, 2004. Rated this writer 7 of 10.
I bought the sohw 1213s with high expectations. Anyway i have a tonne of Datawrite grey 8x (FUJIFILM03 DYE)dvd-r's and they only burn at 4x. If that wasn't bad enough, i then upgraded the firmware to TS09 (from original TS08) and now the leadin time on dvd decrypter is 2-3 minutes. So burning a dvd takes about 18 minutes. It's probably just a compatibility issue with these discs. I sent three emails to Liteon on this problem over the last four weeks and i have yet to recieve a reply. Needless to say Liteon won't be on my list when a buy a new writer.
Comments posted by Raymond from Ireland, August 01, 2004. Rated this writer 5 of 10.
| Column Explanation:
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New comments= New comments since your last visit.
New Writer = New DVD Writer since your last vist.
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.