Best 40 bucks I ever spent

I have been using a Plextor PX-716a for about a year and have not been happy with its performance. I just picked up a Lite-On 1693s and find it burns way better than my plextor ever did and at 1/3 the price. I just can’t say enough I love this drive.

FujiFilm 8x +R YUDEN000 T02 @8x

Verbatim 8x +R MCC 003 @8x

FujiFilm 48x CDR Taiyo Yuden @48x


Another happy member with their new 1693s

You may want to try out the newest KC1B firmware-
(after you prove out your drive 'cause using the hacked firmware could void your warranty and prevent an rma)


I’m getting mine soon too. Getting excited! :smiley:

If it does a better job on my YUDEN000 T02 I will be amazed as it already is near perfect. Hopefully it will get that nasty bump out of the MCC 003. I do so hate to admit my 1620 can burn anything better. :wink: :wink:

Mike, have you tried either one on it yet??

Yo chas0039-

I am messing with the hacked BEFB which makes it a EW164B - and resets it to UDMA4 (like the 1693s) have burned the TYG02, T02 and the MCC 003 with decently low PIE’s and PIF’s compared to the BSLB firmwares-

Still playing though - so jury is still out-