First look: Lite-On SHW-1635S DVD Burner

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We at CDFreaks would like to present an exclusive 1st look at one of the latest DVD-Writer from Lite-On - the SHW-1635S.

The Lite-On SHW-1635S supports 16x DVD±R, 8x/6x DVD+RW/DVD-RW and 8x/4x DVD+R DL/DVD-R DL writing technology, allowing Double/Dual Layer discs of 8.5Gb to be written.

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WRONG!!! - “The Lite-On SHW-1635S uses Z-CLV, (Zone-Constant Linear Velocity) to write DVD-R DL at 4x. The average speed is 4.01x and total writing time is 27:43 minutes.” It surely looks like CLV to me … also the image says the same! Very concerned about the dip during the 16x burns which results in a jump in jitter … also overall high jitter, which usually mean poorly tuned writestrats and also lower disc lifetimes. Also - overall quality was shocking with some discs. Wonder why you used a BenQ to scan? For speed only? I find BenQ tend to be less sensitive on some dyes (RICOHJPNR01 in my experience has less errors on BenQ than LiteOn) and heavily error on some others. Still trusting a LiteOn. Your efforts are appreciated a lot!

Why on earth NEC are moving to Lite-on internals is beyond me, the first look at the NEC Super-Multi ND-4550A was much more appealing.

In South Korea, 1635s still costs about US$10 more than 1693S. :frowning:

Circuit City has the Drive available on their website for $89.99, with Free Shipping. You can find it by searching for “SHW-1635S”. None are available in stores yet in the USA.
[edited by Rudeseal on 25.10.2005 19:19]

my dvd-rw stop work. how will i find the drive to it on my computer.