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F.A.Q. for LiteOn Optical Drives (updated on 18 October 2012)
F.A.Q. for LiteOn Optical Drives
This F.A.Q. aims to address some of the commonly asked questions about LiteOn drives. Please read the F.A.Q. before posting in the forum.
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Before You Begin...
If you have questions about LiteOn CD-RW drives, please read this F.A.Q. by OC-Freak!
If you have questions about a LiteOn DVD-writer, please read the F.A.Q. for PC DVD-Writers to see if your question has already been addressed there.
If you are troubleshooting a drive, please read this troubleshooting guide to see if it helps.
Please acknowledge that this FAQ has been in existence for quite some time. The first post in the thread (this post) covers the era from 24x CDRW drives before 2004 up to 16x DVD-RW drives in 2006, with much of the information still being relevant for newer drives. Any additional information regarding newer drives will be included in newer posts.
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If you are having problems with a DVD-writer, it may be a good idea to read this troubleshooting guide first.
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Additional questions for newer generation (2008+) LiteOn drives:
Q: Can my LiteOn DVD burner support jitter scanning?
A: Select drives support jitter scanning on DVD media only. 16x (6S series & newer), 18x, 20x, 22x, 24x, and any models that share the same hardware/firmware base as those generally have jitter scanning support. The most popular tool here on the forums is CD-DVD Speed (now Opti Drive Control). We highly suggest you use ODC, but if for some reason it doesn't function on your system, there is a version of CD-DVD Speed that allows jitter scanning for DVD burns.
...note that the drive will NOT perform the jitter scan before completing the PIE/PIF scan. Please wait until the drive completes its initial pass before reporting problems; this is normal. (It will reach 99%, do the jitter scan, then complete; if the drive sticks at 99% for more than five minutes, then there is some hangup with the attempted jitter scan. Also, some drives may not be able to scan jitter on the second layer of DVD+/-R DL media.)________________________________
Q: Are there any other tools not listed above--and not listed in the Comprehensive LiteOn Tools Collection thread--that I might be able to use with my drive?
A: Possibly. The newest drives may not have many tweaks or tools available, but it doesn't hurt to look and see if your drive is supported by any of these tools:
Q: Can my LiteOn iHBS112 2 (or iHBS212 ...or iHBS312 ...or comparable clone/rebadge) BDRE burner support BDR/BDRE scanning?
A: Yes, with Opti Drive Control, and possibly other tools. However, you may have to perform a little trick, as suggested in this post:
...Early generation iHBS112 2 and iHBS212 2 drives are fine. Late generation 112 and 212 models are likely to require this tweak. The iHBS312 2 is a newer version of the 112, and seems to universally require the trick. Unfortunately, there is no definitive way to tell whether your drive is a first generation or second generation. This is also the case for any rebadges of these drives. However, a general rule of thumb (not 100% verified):________________________________
Q: Can my LiteOn iHES112 (or other LiteOn BDROM/DVDRW combo drive) support BDR/BDRE scanning?
A: Maybe. Some drives work with Opti Drive Control, and possibly other tools. However, users report better scanning results with an iHBS*** model (or comparable rebadges).
Q: Can't I use Nero CD-DVD Speed/DiscSpeed/CD Speed to scan with my LiteOn BD-capable drive? Must I use some other tool?
A: CD-DVD Speed was last updated when DVDRW drives were the dominant optical drives. Using CD-DVD Speed to scan Blu-ray media is generally unreliable, whereas ODC and other utilities have full support for proper scanning. CD-DVD Speed can, however, still allow you to scan DVD or CD media so long as your drive supports the necessary commands.
There is a bonus to using ODC: if you use ImgBurn (highly recommended around these forums), you can use ODC (among other utilities) to later view the write graph from a given burn, which allows you to identify a number of issues that may have occurred during the write process.________________________________
Q: Does my LiteOn BDRE drive support Verbatim (MKM/Mitsubishi) or Taiyo Yuden (JVC) LTH media?
A: Support from the iHBS*12 drives is existent. However, be aware that some manufacturers have a list of drives that support their media, and on a few lists the iHBS112 is listed as "Not Recommended" for select pieces of LTH media. HTL media from these brands, however, tends to be supported without caveats.
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