Cdfreaks presents Memorex DVD16+/-DL4RWlD2 (LiteOn SOHW-1673S rebadge) review

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#1

The Memorex DVD16+/-DL4RWlD2 review has been posted.

Use this thread to post your comments or questions.


#2

Thanks for the work! :slight_smile:


#3

One minor detail: I think you’ve got model name slightly wrong, ie. it should be DVD16+/-DL4RWlD2 with a lowercase l as in Lite-on and not a capital I. Also a D is missing in the headline.


#4

Thank you for catching this jsl.
Corrections have been attended to.


#5

And congratulations and welcome to the CDFreaks reviewer/staff team! :slight_smile:


#6

Thank you Kenshin!


#7

Congrats on joining the cdfreaks USA review team, pchilson. A well earned position :).

Excellent review, thanks :). Pity the burn quality was so disappointing…


#8

Does anybody know if there is a firmware update out there for this drive? None on the Memorex web site. My drive has JWS4 frimware version. Write and read times of burned disks are pretty poor right now. I am using Memorex +R 16X media and get read times of 8 to 12x at the most. DMA 4 transfer etc. Other than that, so far so good. 50+ burns and no coasters.


#9

New firmware will be available on the Memorex website very soon!
I would guesstimate within a week.


#10

When it’s a Liteon 1673 rebadge, shouldn’t it be possible to flash Liteon firmware?

I like the style of the Memorex drive, but Liteon firmware seems to be of higher quality and updated more often. :iagree:


#11

That is correct, you can crossflash this drive.
All warranty disclaimers apply…blah, blah, blah


#12

:iagree:
Warranty void if official LiteOn firmware is applied.


#13

Seems like I can’t get that drive in Germany, too bad. Seems to be far too expensive, too.


#14

i wondering what is the direct link to get the firmware of this dvdrw on the memorex site because i cant find it


#15

First, if you have JWS4 (or earlier), could you back it up and send it to us?

[post]1008890[/post]


#16

i have the JWS4 firmware with wich tool i have to back it up?

i read in the link you posted a user having problems with his drive is because of the firmware update?

i dont yet flashs mine so let me know if the JWS5 is buggy


#17

Looks like Memorex finally released the JWS6 firmware.

Download [memorex.com]

Looks like an old firmware from March. Nothing interesting here.

OmniPatcher DVD Media Code Report
=================================

OmniPatcher version: 2.4.0-devel
Firmware file name: JWS6.EXE


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General Information
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Drive type             : SOHW-1673S
Vendor ID string       : Memorex
Product ID string      : DVD16+/-DL4RWlD2
Standard firmware rev. : JWS6
Internal firmware rev. : JWS6
Firmware timestamp     : 2005/03/04 19:36

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DVD Media Support Summary
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total media codes      : 276
+R media codes         :  91
+RW media codes        :  31
+R9 media codes        :   7
-R media codes         : 114
-RW media codes        :  33

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+R Media Codes (91)
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AML     -001-00  [       4x                   ]
AML     -002-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
BeAll000-P40-00  [       4x                   ]
BeAll000-P80-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
CMC MAG -E01-00  [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x           ]
CMC MAG -F01-00  [ 2.4x, 4x                   ]
CMC MAG -F01-01  [           6x, 8x           ]
CMC MAG -M01-00  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
CMC MAG -R01-00  [ 2.4x                       ]
DAXON   -AZ1-00  [       4x                   ]
DAXON   -AZ2-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
DAXON   -AZ3-00  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
DAXON   -CY3-00  [           6x, 8x, 12x      ]
DDT 01  -001-01  [       4x                   ]
DT-D02  -02 -00  [       4x                   ]
DT-D03  -004-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
EMDP    -000-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
GSC502  -002-00  [       4x                   ]
GSC503  -H01-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
INFODISC-R10-02  [       4x                   ]
INFODISC-R20-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
INFOME  -R20-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
INFOME  -R30-00  [           6x, 8x, 12x      ]
ISSM    -001-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
LD      -001-00  [ 2.4x                       ]
LD      -A02-00  [       4x                   ]
LD      -S03-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
LGEP16  -001-00  [           6x, 8x, 12x      ]
LONGTEN -002-00  [       4x                   ]
MAM     -M02-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
MAXELL  -001-00  [       4x                   ]
MAXELL  -002-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
MAXELL  -003-00  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
MBIPG101-R03-00  [       4x                   ]
MBIPG101-R04-01  [           6x, 8x           ]
MBIPG101-R05-01  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
MCC     -001-00  [ 2.4x                       ]
MCC     -002-00  [       4x                   ]
MCC     -003-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
MCC     -004-00  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
MEDIA ID-001-00  [       4x                   ]
MPOMEDIA-001-00  [ 2.4x                       ]
MPOMEDIA-040-00  [       4x                   ]
MPOMEDIA-080-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
MUST    -002-01  [           6x, 8x           ]
MUST 002-   -02  [       4x                   ]
NANYA   -CHX-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
NANYA   -CLX-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
NANYA   -DR -00  [ 2.4x                       ]
NANYA   -RJB-00  [       4x                   ]
OPTODISC-OP1-00  [ 2.4x                       ]
OPTODISC-OP2-00  [ 2.4x                       ]
OPTODISC-OR4-00  [       4x                   ]
OPTODISC-OR8-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
OPTODISC-R16-00  [           6x, 8x, 12x      ]
Philips -081-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
PHILIPS -C08-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
PHILIPS -C16-01  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
Plasmon -c01-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
PRODISC -R01-00  [ 2.4x                       ]
PRODISC -R02-00  [       4x                   ]
PRODISC -R03-00  [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x           ]
PRODISC -R04-04  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
PRODISC -R05-01  [           6x, 8x           ]
RICOHJPN-R00-00  [ 2.4x                       ]
RICOHJPN-R00-00  [       4x                   ]
RICOHJPN-R01-02  [ 2.4x, 4x                   ]
RICOHJPN-R02-03  [           6x, 8x           ]
RICOHJPN-R03-04  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
RITEK   -M02-01  [       4x                   ]
RITEK   -P16-01  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
RITEK   -R01-00  [ 2.4x                       ]
RITEK   -R02-01  [       4x                   ]
RITEK   -R03-01  [           6x, 8x           ]
RITEK   -R03-02  [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x           ]
RITEK   -R04-01  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
SKYMEDIA-R01-00  [ 2.4x                       ]
SONY    -D01-00  [       4x                   ]
SONY    -D11-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
SONY    -D21-00  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
TDK     -001-00  [       4x                   ]
TDK     -002-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
TDK     -003-00  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
ULTRAN  -202-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
VDSPMSAB-001-01  [       4x                   ]
WINGSHIN-001-31  [           6x, 8x           ]
WINGSHIN-G04-00  [       4x                   ]
YUDEN000-T01-00  [       4x                   ]
YUDEN000-T01-01  [       4x                   ]
YUDEN000-T02-00  [           6x, 8x           ]
YUDEN000-T03-00  [           6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]

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+RW Media Codes (31)
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CMC MAG -W01-00  [ 2.4x             ]
CMC MAG -W02-00  [       4x         ]
DAXON   -D41-00  [       4x         ]
DAXON   -D42-00  [       4x         ]
INFODISC-A01-00  [ 2.4x             ]
INFODISC-A10-00  [ 2.4x, 4x         ]
MBIPG101-W03-00  [ 2.4x             ]
MBIPG101-W04-00  [       4x         ]
MCC     -A01-00  [ 2.4x             ]
MKM     -A02-00  [       4x         ]
MKM     -A03-00  [           6x, 8x ]
NANYA   -DRW-00  [       4x         ]
NANYASC -DRW-00  [ 2.4x             ]
OPTODISC-OP1-00  [ 2.4x             ]
OPTODISC-OP4-01  [       4x         ]
PHILIPS -010-02  [       4x         ]
PHILIPS -041-00  [       4x         ]
PHILIPS -RW8-00  [           6x, 8x ]
PRODISC -W01-00  [ 2.4x             ]
PRODISC -W02-00  [       4x         ]
PRODISC -W03-00  [           6x, 8x ]
RICOHJPN-W01-00  [ 2.4x             ]
RICOHJPN-W11-01  [ 2.4x, 4x         ]
RICOHJPN-W21-01  [           6x, 8x ]
RITEK   -001-01  [ 2.4x             ]
RITEK   -004-30  [       4x         ]
RITEK   -008-30  [           6x, 8x ]
RITEK   -W04-00  [       4x         ]
SENTINEL-W01-00  [ 2.4x             ]
SENTINEL-W02-00  [       4x         ]
SONY    -S11-00  [       4x         ]

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+R9 Media Codes (7)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CMC MAG -D01-00  [ 2.4x     ]
INFOME  -D01-00  [ 2.4x     ]
MKM     -001-00  [ 2.4x, 4x ]
PHILIPS -CD2-00  [ 2.4x     ]
PRODISC -D01-00  [ 2.4x     ]
RICOHJPN-D00-01  [ 2.4x     ]
RITEK   -D01-01  [ 2.4x, 4x ]

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-R Media Codes (114)
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4M SYS 202C1-52  [         4x                   ]
AML         -52  [         4x                   ]
AN30        -52  [         4x                   ]
AN31        -52  [         4x                   ]
AN32        -52  [         4x                   ]
Auvistar    -50  [     2x                       ]
BeAll G00001-50  [     2x                       ]
BeAll G16001-00  [             6x, 8x, 12x      ]
BeAll G40001-52  [         4x                   ]
BeAll G80001-52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
CMC MAG.    -50  [     2x                       ]
CMC MAG. AE1-52  [     2x, 4x, 6x, 8x           ]
CMC MAG. AF1-52  [     2x, 4x                   ]
CMC MAG. AM1-00  [             6x, 8x, 12x      ]
CMC MAG. AM3-00  [             6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
DATA TRACK  -52  [         4x                   ]
DAXON004    -52  [         4x                   ]
DAXON008S   -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
DAXON016    -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x      ]
DAXON016S   -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x      ]
DKM_01      -52  [         4x                   ]
Dvsn        -52  [         4x                   ]
FORNEX001   -50  [     2x                       ]
FORNEX101   -52  [         4x                   ]
FUJIFILM03  -52  [     2x, 4x, 6x, 8x           ]
GSC001      -50  [     2x                       ]
GSC001      -52  [         4x                   ]
GSC002      -52  [         4x                   ]
GSC003      -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
GSC005      -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x      ]
INFODISC-R01-52  [         4x                   ]
INFODISC-R20-52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
ISSM     01 -52  [         4x                   ]
LD          -50  [     2x                       ]
LEADDATA    -50  [     2x                       ]
LEADDATA S03-52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
LEADDATA S04-00  [             6x, 8x, 12x      ]
LEADDATA01  -52  [         4x                   ]
LGE04       -52  [         4x                   ]
LGE08       -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
LGE16       -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x      ]
LONGTEN 001 -52  [         4x                   ]
LONGTEN 009 -52  [         4x                   ]
MAM4XG01    -52  [         4x                   ]
MBI         -50  [     2x                       ]
MBI 01RG20  -52  [         4x                   ]
MBI 01RG40  -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
MBI 03RG30  -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MBI 03RG40  -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x      ]
MCC 00RG200 -50  [     2x                       ]
MCC 01RG20  -52  [         4x                   ]
MCC 02RG20  -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MCC 03RG20  -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
MCI4XG01    -52  [         4x                   ]
MCIG01      -50  [     2x                       ]
ME 153      -52  [         4x                   ]
MEI 00V001  -50  [     2x                       ]
MUST 001    -52  [         4x                   ]
MXL RG01    -50  [     2x                       ]
MXL RG02    -52  [         4x                   ]
MXL RG03    -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
MXL RG04    -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
NAN YA A01  -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
NAN YA F02  -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x      ]
NANYA-JC001 -52  [         4x                   ]
ONIDTECH    -52  [         4x                   ]
OPTODISCK001-50  [     2x                       ]
OPTODISCK001-52  [         4x                   ]
OPTODISCR004-52  [         4x                   ]
OPTODISCR008-52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
OPTODISCR016-00  [             6x, 8x, 12x      ]
Plasmon1A   -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
POSG04      -52  [         4x                   ]
POSG06      -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
POSJ 01     -50  [     2x                       ]
PRINCO      -50  [     2x                       ]
PRINCO      -52  [         4x                   ]
PRINCO8X01  -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
PRINCO8X02  -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
ProdiscF01  -52  [     2x, 4x, 6x, 8x           ]
ProdiscF02  -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
PRODISCG02  -50  [     2x                       ]
ProdiscS03  -52  [     2x, 4x                   ]
ProdiscS04  -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
ProdiscS05  -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x      ]
PVC001001   -00  [     2x                       ]
PVCR001002  -52  [         4x                   ]
RITEKF1     -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
RITEKG03    -50  [     2x                       ]
RITEKG04    -52  [         4x                   ]
RITEKG05    -52  [     2x, 4x, 6x, 8x           ]
RITEKG07  01-00  [             6x, 8x, 12x      ]
RITEKM02    -52  [         4x                   ]
SKC Co.,Ltd.-52  [         4x                   ]
SKC M801    -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
SONY        -50  [     2x                       ]
SONY04D1    -52  [         4x                   ]
SONY08D1    -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
SONY16D1    -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
TAIYOYUDEN  -50  [     2x                       ]
TAROKO-MX4  -52  [         4x                   ]
TDKG02000000-50  [     2x                       ]
TTG01       -52  [         4x                   ]
TTG02       -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
TTH01       -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
TTH02       -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
TYG01       -52  [         4x                   ]
TYG02       -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
TYG03       -00  [             6x, 8x, 12x, 16x ]
UME01       -52  [         4x, 6x, 8x           ]
VANGUARD    -52  [         4x                   ]
VDSPMSAB 01 -52  [         4x                   ]
VDSP*SAB 01 -52  [         4x                   ]
Yi Jhan 001 -52  [         4x                   ]

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-RW Media Codes (33)
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CMCW02      -00  [     2x         ]
CMCW03      -00  [         4x     ]
CMCW04      -00  [         4x, 6x ]
DAXON_RW2X01-00  [     2x         ]
JVC/VictorT7-00  [ 1x             ]
JVC0VictorD7-00  [         4x     ]
JVC1Victord7-00  [         4x, 6x ]
JVC_VictorW7-00  [     2x         ]
MCC 00RW11N9-00  [ 1x             ]
MCC 01RW11n9-00  [     2x         ]
MCC 01RW4X  -00  [         4x     ]
MKM 01RW6X01-00  [         4x, 6x ]
OPTODISCK001-20  [ 1x             ]
OPTODISCK001-21  [     2x         ]
OPTODISCW002-21  [     2x         ]
OPTODISCW004-21  [         4x     ]
PRINCO      -20  [ 1x             ]
PRINCO      -21  [     2x         ]
PRINCORW0004-31  [     2x         ]
Prodisc DW04-21  [     2x         ]
Prodisc DW06-00  [         4x     ]
ProdiscDVDRW-00  [ 1x             ]
PVCW00D002K9-21  [     2x         ]
PVCW00V00245-00  [     2x         ]
RITEK000V11A-00  [ 1x             ]
RITEKW01    -00  [     2x         ]
RITEKW04    -00  [         4x     ]
RITEKW06    -00  [         4x, 6x ]
SONY000000U9-00  [ 1x             ]
TDK501saku]3-20  [ 1x             ]
TDK502sakuM3-00  [     2x         ]
TDK601saku  -00  [         4x     ]
TDK701saku  -00  [         4x, 6x ]

#18

Hey guys, good review… I just picked one of these up but definatly want to flash to lite-on firmware… The Lite-on firmware executable wont let me flash the drive unless its already flashed I guess. Do I have to use a *.cvt file and a flash program first? If so could someone please link me a .cvt file for this drive? Thanks.

(EDIT: sorry, I found what i needed just looking at your sig… thanks…
Also just read that the 1673 can be flashed to a 1693? Would I be able to do this with this drive?)


#19

Yep! I just did it and it supports DVD-R9 DL now.