1213S - the drive has landed



Hi all, well - the drive has hit us little old Oz-dwellers pretty quick.

So, time for some happy snaps:

SOHW 1213S DVDInfoPro Information Dump

Now, concering overclocking of previous hardware…

The circuit board is basically the same but has a number of resistor values altered from previous models so a fw only upgrade is highly unlikely! Those that want to try, do so at their own peril! :wink:

A DVDInfoPro MID Dumpout

Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID TYG02
Format Capacity Not Formatted
Free Blocks 411107328
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.71GB)
Book Type DVD-R
Media Type DVD-R
Media Id Code Speed 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 6.0x 8310KBps

So there you have it…:-D.

Many thanks to NicW, for making the drive appear so darn quickly for us…:wink:


Thanks Zeb. If I can manage some 12x media we can do some tests to post.

While we are talking about a new Liteon drive its worth mentioning that due to heaps of email I get about rpc tools stomping on checksum values I have decided to add a Liteon checksum fixer to DvdInfoPro V3.0. It will NOT allow upgrades to different models but will fix a broken checksum for the user. Currently all drives up to and including the 1213s are supported.


does this new drive start the 8x(12x) burn at 4x like the 812?


… If I can manage some 12x media we can do some tests to post.

I’m pretty sure that answers it;)


Can’t you just have 8x media burn at 12x?


Apart from write strategies, you got me there :stuck_out_tongue: sorry =)


It will be interesting to see how the new BenQ 12x, 16x drive sits up against the SOHW-1213S TS08 thats sitting down here in Oz.

As for 8x media @ 12x… MCC003?


Since liteon shipped my 1213s it seems they have changed the checksum, so I cannot run TS08 until they ship me a new drive, or I obtain someones eeprom dump so I can update my checksummer program with the new checksum. Once that is done, or Liteon ships a replacement, I will compare it with the DW1600 drive.

Early tests on 12x burns on MCC003 have not been good at all.