20A1P Pressed DVD read speed question

Is the 20A1P riplocked, or is there s/w to remove it?

I tried to open the newest firmware with Omnipatcher but it wouldn’t do it.

“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.”

the 20A1P, along with other newer Lite-On drives, rip all discs, pressed or burned, as fast as it can if the disc quality is good, and will adjust accordingly if not.

so the answer is no, your drive, with the stock firmware from Lite-On, will read any DVD at maximum speed (16x) if quality permits.

Thanks for the info!

I’ll pick one up tomorrow, and hope I don’t get a dud


One exeption the +RW discs can only be read at 12x maxi

DL discs will also “only” read at 12x, although I’ve yet to see many drives that read them reliably at 16x. It’s still plenty fast for ripping, though.