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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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Learn more about the Lite-On SOHW-1693S

Model

Brand
LITE-ON
Type
DVD Burner
Model
SOHW-1693S

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
160ms
CD-ROM Access Time
160ms
Cache
2MB

WRITE Speed

DVD+R
16X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
16X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X
DVD+R DL
4X
DVD-R DL
4X

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
48X

Physical Spec

Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
ATAPI/E-IDE

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98/ ME/ 2000/ XP
Software Contents
Nero, PowerDVD

Features

System Requirements
Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or higherr CPU and 128 MB or higher RAM are required
HDD must have access time < 20 ms; with a minimum of 650 MB free space
9 GB free space for creating a DVD image file ( 9 GB for double layer; 5 GB for single layer)
Features
ATAPI / E-IDE Half-Height internal DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R9 / DVD-R9 / DVD-ROM / CD-R / CD-RW / CD-ROM combination drive
Support Double Layer DVD+ / -R9 Recording Function
SMART-BURN avoiding Buffer UnderRun error, Automatically adjusting writing strategy & running OPC to provide the best burning quality
SMART-X function adjusts CD-DA / VCD / DVD data extraction to a fastest allowable speed according to both data request rate from host and disk quality
VAS system reduce vibration and noise during recording and reading Support Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn
DVD read compliant : DVD single / dual layer ( PTP / OTP ), DVD-R ( 3.9 GB / 4.7 GB ), DVD-R multi-borders, DVD+R, DVD+R multi-sessions, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW
CD read compliant : CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM / XA, Photo-CD, Multi-session, Karaoke-CD, Video-CD, CD-I FMV, CD Extra, CD Plus, CD-R, and CD-RW
Supprot both 8 cm and 12 cm disc of CD and DVD family
Conform to Orange Book : Part 2 CD-R Volume 1, Part 2 CD-R Volume 2 Multi Speed, Part 3 CD-RW Volume 1 ( 1x, 2x, and 4x ), Part 3 CD-RW Volume 2 : High Speed, Part 3 CD-RW Volume 3 : Ultra Speed
Supported transfer mode : PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 and Ultra DMA mode 4
With additional beige bezel

Packaging

Package Contents
see pictures for details

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • 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:
Thermaltake VA8000BWS tower
Asus A8N32-SLI
AMD 4000+ w/ Zalman CNPS9500 LED
2GB Corsair 3200C2PT
ULTRA 550W X-2 Connect PSU
250GB WD 2500KS(16MB buffer, 7200rpm SATA 3Gb/s)
SONY MPF920 Floppy
LITE-ON SOHW-1693S DVD Burner
XFX 7800GTX 512

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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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