Firmware updates for Lite-On SHM-165H6S

Where can I find the latest firmware updates for the Lite-On SHM-165H6S. I just bought two of these off ebay. I’m also wondering if firmware updates are necessary if the drive will be used for READING ONLY…NO BURNING. I’ve asked this question before and never got a response. Thanks

Hi :slight_smile:
Welcome onboard sofronitsky. :iagree: :clap:
It is unlikely that f/w updates will make a difference always when using a drive just for reading.
However there is always an exception to the rule.
So my advice is to use the drive as is. If there appears to be a problem i.e. Disc initialisation. Then update the f/w. :cool:

How’s about LiteOn homepage?
http://www.liteonit.com/global/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=154

Which is your current firmware? Latest is HS0E.

New firmwares also can improve read quality.

If by reading you mean quality scanning, my Lite0n could not show jitter with the FW it came with and was not until I used MSOP did I get this at all, and IMO a more stable and repeatable result.

I meant for DAE purposes… is this the same as “scanning”? I’m unfamiliar with that term. What’s “MSOP”? The firmware? Can you post a link and tell me a little more about it? Is it firmware for this model: LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S??? Thanks.

Hi,

No. Scanning is something totally different from DAE, although reading is involved in both cases.

What’s “MSOP”? The firmware? (…)Is it firmware for this model: LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S???
:iagree: MS0P is an older firmware revision for SHM-165P6S. MS0R is the most recent version (and I doubt, there will be any newer)

:confused: I thought, you have a SHM-165[B]H[/B]6S :confused:

Michael

I do have SHM-165[B]H[/B]6S… Lenny_Nerp suggested I download the firmware for the 165[B]P[/B] 6S… this confused me.

So again i have: SHM-165[B]H[/B]6s

Since scanning is something different… can you still recommend updating the firmware found here… again if it won’t improve the DAE quality of the drive then I won’t bother: http://www.liteonit.com/global/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=154

Okay.

Since scanning is something different… can you still recommend updating the firmware found here… again if it won’t improve the DAE quality of the drive then I won’t bother: http://www.liteonit.com/global/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=154
I seriously doubt that they improved DAE with newer firmwares.
If your drives work without problems, then stick with the firmware you have. You can still install a newer version from Liteon official website, if you are not satisfied.

Michael