I have discovered that since installing official firmware BSOS for my Liteon 1633s dvd-rw drive, the 4.7Gb media now is only displayed as 4.38Gb in kprobe2, Nero CD-Speed, or Liteons own smartburn. I ought to give credit to Motorhead302 who origionally drew my attention to the issue in his thread “1633 reads incorrect disk size”. i have started this thread since it more correctly explains the problem. I have also emailed Liteon about the problem and I’ll post when I receive an answer,
This would seem however to draw a few questions, namely is it possible that the reason the BSOS firmware burns generally seem to be quite good, due only to it treating media as 4.38Gb and thus not burning the edge of the media? personally I have sworn by this f/w since its release and I havent had many coasters produced through it only 5 coaster disks in 300 burns and these were due to dirt and fingerprints.
Anybody know of this problem and have any answers?