Lite-On 1673 - install question

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#1

Hi all,

I am new here, and brand new to DVD burning.

I am mainly using it for data storage and maybe transfer my vhs tapes using a capture card to DVD in the future.

My question is I already have a Lite-On DVD/CD-RW combo player. When I install the new 1673 do I need to still keep the player? If so should I install both the DVD burner 1673 and DVD player on the same ide interface?

Right now if I recall the dvd/cd-rw combo is on secondary and using cable select, and never had an issue or a coaster.

I rather not keep the player if I really dont need it.

Thanks


#2

you can keep it for on-the-fly copies from drive to drive. you should install the dvd-writer as master on sec IDE and the combo drive as slave.


#3

Ok Thanks for the info.

It been so long since I set master and secondary…so use to cable select…lol


#4

@chok0: That’s interesting that you specify the burner should be master and the reader should be slave. I have my 1673S as slave on IDE1, with an ASUS CD/DVD reader as master. Now I’m the first to admit that I don’t have a ton of experience with burning, but this set-up has been working well for me – I generally rip DVDs from the reader then burn later.

If I were to leave it like this, what kind of issues would you expect me to see? Is it such an issue to make it worth swapping them? Thanks!


#5

i always set burners as master on secondary IDE. cd/dvd-rom always as slave, on free ide. i would never set a writer as slave on the hdd ide. but it’s just personal experience.


#6

Hmmmm… I’ve got my HDD on SATA, and both opticals on IDE1. Nothing on IDE2 right now. Things work okay as they are, but if I might end up with problems in the future, maybe the best bet is to just have each optical on its own IDE ribbon…


#7

One one last question…I know the 1673 comes with its own version of Nero. Should I use that one or the one I already have installed. Though at the moment not sure of version offhand but worked great with my Liteon CD-R/dvd combo.

I just picked up a pack of 25 verbatim +R 16x speed for $19.99 from Compusa. Pretty good deal was looking for 50 pack but could not find any.


#8

you can use your already installed nero version. it will make no difference. but it should be newer than the one which comes with the drive.