About a month ago I purchased a LiteOn SHW160P6S from a local dealer. The drive worked fine, until about 2 weeks ago. At that time I ran a backup so I could reinstall the OS on my system. Upon trying to restore, all 3 discs I had written using Nero turned out to have CRC problems.
The discs were Verbatim 16X discs. I had used these before with another Liteon unit with no problems. I had also used them on this drive before without a hitch.
A few writes later, the drive kept on going fine. Writes didn’t give any trouble anymore.
Yesterday I tried to write a disc using Nero 6. It wrote, said successful write, but when it started to verify, it got stuck at 2%, until I aborted. The disc was unreadable. I tried another, same thing. The discs were Phillips +R.
I tried the same discs on an SOHW-16535 unit I have on another PC, and they wrote just fine. So I ran kprobe2 on the 160P6 unit and got some rather unusual results… will post them shortly. I tried to run BLER on the written disc, and the test stuck until I aborted.
I upgraded the firmware to PS0A, and changed the cable to an 80 pin cable. I ran the ADER test again, and got better results it seems, post follows. I ran the BLER on the DVD, and got a curve which I can’t really tell if it’s good or bad… (maybe someone can help me out).
Question is… judging from the recent behavior and the kprobe tests, should I send this drive back? It seems to be working all right now, but I’m not sure about those BLER results. Anyone else had similar problems with the 160P6S?