Difference between Lite-ON 166S and 165H?

What is the difference of these two Drives? (Lite-On 166s and 165h)

None apparent except for the great burst-rate.
Maybe they’ve just updated the hardware a little…
The two have the same specs, so you should not notice really (I guess) :slight_smile:

COuld it be that the 165h has only a cahce of 256KB and the 166s has 512kb?

Originally posted by tco95ttocs
COuld it be that the 165h has only a cahce of 256KB and the 166s has 512kb?

I just recently got a 165h, it does have a 512kb buffer not 256kb one.

Does anyone know if the 166s is quiet when playing audio CDs like my 40125s is? I take it that this is the Lite-On SMART-X technology at work, and if the 166s has it, so it should be just as quiet as the 40125s, right? Can anyone verify this? I just returned a ASUS CD-S520 because it seems to run at full speed even when it doesn’t need to, creating a lot of unnecessary noise when palying audio CDs.

Integrated servo/decoder on 166s.

Originally posted by stevem
Integrated servo/decoder on 166s.

Ah, I knew I could trust stevem to dig out what is new!
Now, what is an Integrated servo/decoder? :slight_smile: