Lite-On SOSW-852S DVD Writer

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Lite-On SOSW-852S


OEM:
Lite-On
Chipset:Mediatek
24xCDR ZCLV
24xCDRW ZCLV
4xDVD-R ZCLV
2xDVD-RW CLV
DVD-RDL
8xDVD+R ZCLV
4xDVD+RW ZCLV
2.4xDVD+RDL CLV
DVD-RAM
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BD-RE DL
HDDVD-R
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HDDVD-RDL
HDDVD-RWDL
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24xCD
8xDVD
BDROM
HDDVD
Slim EIDE, 2MB
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$150 8.5/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 EMTEC 4xDVD-R (MAM8XG01....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Imation 8xDVD+R (MBIPG101R04) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Legacy 4xDVD-R (GSC002......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Maxell 4xDVD-R (RITEKG04....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 4xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AF1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 8xDVD+R (RITEK...R03) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Octron 4xDVD+R (RITEK...R02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Philips 16xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AM3) comments, 0 good, 1 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Prodye 8xDVD+R (Plasmon1C01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Prodye 2.4xDVD+RW (SENTINELW01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Sony 8xDVD+R (YUDEN000T02) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Staples 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 TDK 8xDVD-R (TTG02.......) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Tuff Disc 2xDVD-R (PRODISCG02..) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 8xDVD+R (MCC.....003) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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This is an excellent dvd burner. Though my first experience was not good b/c of the media. It does NOT work with the

JVC DVD-R
UPC Code: 04683801902-9
SKU# VDR-47EU30 D27192
Mfg Part#: VDR-47EU30, VDR47EU30, VDR 47EU30

you can view this product at http://www.thetwistergroup.com/product/VDR-47EU30%20D27192.html


Comments posted by NadamA from United States, August 02, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Have this in an Averatec 6235 laptop. Works fine with DVD+R discs up to 8x speed. Firware appears to limit all 8x DVD-R discs I have tried to 4x. But they burn fine (just slower burning than the +R discs). Haven't tried a Dual Layer disc yet. Some OEM versions of this drive supposedly won't burn DVD-R discs at all (this is intended for some reason). If this is yours, a "crossflashed" firware update may fix it. Just be aware of the risks of firware flashing before you try this!


Comments posted by grayin from United States, April 25, 2005. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Excellent Dual Layer & dual format (+r &-r) slim DVD writer. I have had it installed it in my Dell Latitude C640 now for three months and has never given me a bad disc (I have burt over 100 DVDs and CDs in these three months).

It is quiet, reads and writes very fast. This drive can read all discs, never had a problem neither reading nor writing. I have also tried different DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, CD-R, CD-RW media, and this drive can handle all of them!

There are quite a lot of firmware upgrades available already (see http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=108852&page=2), and it's really easy to make the drive region free (see http://dhc014.rpc1.org/LtnRPC/index.htm).

In summary, best DVD writer I have ever had (I have had around 10 in the last 3 years, inc the NEC 6500A, which I thought was awefull!).

Buy it for your laptop, you won't regret it.


Comments posted by Billybonk from United States, February 22, 2005. Rated this writer 10 of 10.





Benq (sony code) dvd-r 4x OK


Comments posted by smatte64 from Canada, January 06, 2005. Rated this writer 8 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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