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Lite-On DVD+/-RW SOHW-832S media compatibility

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by fishbulb, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. fishbulb

    fishbulb Regular member

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    sorry if this sounds like a stupid question. i have a Lite-On DVD+/-RW SOHW-832S drive and i thought i remember reading somewhere that i can only use DVD+ discs to burn on w/ that brand. i just bought a stack of DVD-R discs (haven't opened yet) since they are supposedly compatible w/ more dvd players. don't want to open them till i know for sure i can burn them w/ this drive. can anyone help?
     
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    baabaa Active member

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    Here are the Product Specifications.

    You have no worries, open the pack up and Burn Baby Burn


    Speed DVD Family :
    Write
    DVD+R 8x maximum by Z-CLV
    DVD-R 8x maximum by Z-CLV
    DVD+R9 2.4x maximum by CLV
    ReWrite
    DVD+RW 4x by CLV
    DVD-RW 4x by CLV
    Read 12x maximum by CAV
    CD Family :
    Write CD-R 40x maximum by P-CAV
    ReWrite CD-RW 24x maximum by Z-CLV in UltraSpeed disc
    Read 40x maximum by CAV
    Buffer Size 2 MB
    Access Time DVD Family : 160 ms
    CD Family : 160 ms
    MTBF (Life) 70,000 Hours
    Support OS Windows 98 / NT 4.0 / ME / 2000 / XP
    OS Requirement Pentium III 450 MHz or faster CPU and 128 MB or higher RAM are required
    650 MB HDD available capacity; and 5 GB free space for creating a DVD image file
    Power Requirement +5V +/-5% and less than 100 mVp-p ripple voltage
    +12V +/-5% and less than 200 mVp-p ripple voltage
    Dimension 145.0 ( W ) x 41.3 ( H ) x 170.0 ( D ) mm
    Weight < 0.9 Kg

    If you purchased them from a legitimate supplier, and you find there are in fact unsuitable, they should exchange them or offer a refund............................
    However for all intense purposes, your drive supports both formats and also +R DL.....................
     
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    fishbulb Regular member

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    thanx baabaa. i guess you're not a sr. member for nuthin! ;~) btw, where did u find the info? i couldn't find the website for lite-on. i probably just didn't look hard enough.
     
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    thanx again. i noticed that it gives the same write speeds for DVD+/-R/RW. i heard that DVD-R/RW burns slower in general. maybe they both burn the same w/ the lite-on. either way, whats a couple of extra minutes. ;~)
     
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    No real differences really.

    1x = 60mins
    2x = 30mins
    4x = 15mins
    8x = 8mins

    Times are approximate, but are in the ballpark for - and + discs...........................

    Media dependent of course................

    Or by updating the firmware you can 'kid' the drive that the 4x disc inserted is in fact an 8x, therefore overspeeding the burn process.....very risky though - other members do it with good success, but I do not endorse those measures so it is upto you, should you wish to pursue it...........................
     

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