For those of you interested or thinking about buying the Lite-On SHW-160P65 I’m posting my recent PM corrispondence with C0deKing:
Originally Posted by Barnacle Bill
If you had to choose between buying a Lite-On SOHW-1693S and a SHW-160P6S what would you choose and why? Thanks in advance!!!
Hi Barnacle Bill
I’d buy the 160P6S because I already have a 1693S, hehehe. Other than that I know very little about the 160P6S and they’re not available here.
The 1693S is a good drive but LiteOn tends to improve with each model, so I guess if I had the choice it would be the 160P6S, but purely because it is the newer model. The 1693S has other benefits - it can be patched with OmniPatcher to enable faster reading and writing speeds. At the moment the 5S/6S drives can’t. The 5S/6S drives burn better at 16x but the 1693S has the Fast Burn patch, which allows a 12 burn in about 6:30.
That’s about the best advice I can give you. Basically you won’t be sorry with either drive as long as you get a good one.
I’ve decided to buy the SHW-160P6S and right not it can be had for a great price of $42.50 (retail box) including free shipping at ICHIBANPC.COM
If your interested in the SOHW-1693S OEM its available for $40.00 total also at ICHIBANPC.COM