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LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 4X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATAPI/E-IDE DVD Burner With additional beige bezel

  • 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 4X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW
  • 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
  • 2MB Cache
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • David O.
  • 1/3/2006 2:07:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsJust fine

Pros: Reads and burns just fine. NOT noisy as some people have said, unless they're expecting the world's only silent mechanical tray-loading optical drive.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: SYSTEM:
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ULTRA 550W X-2 Connect PSU
250GB WD 2500KS(16MB buffer, 7200rpm SATA 3Gb/s)
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LITE-ON SOHW-1693S DVD Burner
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  • Christopher W.
  • 12/29/2005 6:00:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Does everything it says that it would.

Cons: A little noisy

Other Thoughts: Considering the price this is a great unit to go with.

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  • Richard G.
  • 12/27/2005 9:37:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Deal

Pros: Shipped and delivered quickly and well packaged. I bought this unit for my father as I have an older Lite-On DVD burner and never had a single problem with it. The new unit performed, as I expected, right out of the box.

Cons: The unit came with a free pack of DVD+R-DL discs, and I burned one coaster before realizing that the discs are 2.4x but for some reason the drive recognized it as 4x media. There is a firmware update on the product website and perhaps that will correct this extremely minor issue.

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  • Cleophus L.
  • 12/27/2005 9:14:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and cheap

Pros: I`ve owned this drive for over a month and I have put it through its paces...no coasters yet!

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/27/2005 8:07:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works. Included software, nero and cyberlink dvd work great.

Cons: cd read/write is slower than I expected

Other Thoughts: It's nothing special, but does the job.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/15/2005 5:46:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslots of supported media

Pros: This burns 16x discs I bought ages ago at 16x, no other drive could burn faster than 1x (asus, benq, pioneer, panasonic, all only 1x w/ newest firmware)

Cons: drive eject and retract seems flimsy, almost as though tray will fall off... sometimes a clicking sound is heard on some media.

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  • Michael S.
  • 12/13/2005 8:57:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssweet drive

Pros: it burns so fast...and it burns on about every possible disk media type available.

Cons: no cons. i still use my 52X CD-R/RW drive for burning cd's because its faster than this one for CD's. it would be a lot cooler if it could burn the new bluray disks that are coming out soon

Other Thoughts: interchangeable faceplates are pretty nifty

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  • harry s.
  • 12/11/2005 7:25:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works great does book set on +r without having to use the utility.

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/11/2005 6:10:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice drive, works well. Bonus DVD's are sweet

Cons: NONE

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  • Matthew G.
  • 12/11/2005 5:08:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsShort Work Life

Pros: Worked good.

Cons: Stopped reading/burning DVD's after about a month.

Other Thoughts: Seemed fine at first then just stopped reading/burning DVD's. It still reads and burns CD's but i already have a CD burner that works.

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