LiteOn 160P6S Test Firmware Results

This thread is for the displaying and discussion of the results of LiteOn test firmware for the 160P6S model.

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First image, Liteon 160P6S using firmware PS08, Office Depot brand Ritek G04 at 4x.

Second image, CD-DVD Speed burn on Liteon 160P6S using test FW PV7U, same media, burned at 6x (8x was also listed as an available burn speed). Smartburn, Hypertuning, and Overspeed were all chosen, although I’m not familiar with the program so I hopefully had all 3 enabled.

Third image, scan of the 6x burn. It appears as though there was a small improvement in the 6x burn, although they are similar overall and more comparisons are necessary.

One thing I’m certain of - the physical gap with -R media has been ‘fixed’, the gap is visibly narrower. :smiley:

First of all Thanks for releasing the test firmware.
Now its able to burn Imation (fujifilm03) 8X DVD-R disc.
Here is the scan result of this DVD-R burn at 8x with HT/OS disabled (Also Buffer underrun was disabled automatically bcoz of low disk space [1gb free])

A 2nd burn of Ritek G04 at 6x, used Nero Burning ROM to burn this time (data files). SB/HT/OS on. Jitter is still 1-2% higher than the same discs on my Benq 1640, but it’s an improvement over the stock 4x Liteon burn. A pretty good result overall for these particular discs.

First Scan Ty02 12x HT/OS/SB On
Second scan tygo2 12x HT/OS/SB On

Both scanned in 165p6s MSOM

MCC02 burned at 12x HT/OS/SB ON
Scanned with 165p6s
ALL I have to say is this test firmware is good,and i am very pleased with the results.

Yay! An update for my drive! Finally! :bigsmile:

I had a Shintaro DVD-R blank [CMC MAG. AE1] lying around, so I decided to grant it the honour of being the first test candidate.

Nero data disc burned at 12x. HT/SB/OS all on.

Here’s what we have:

Date                     : 2006-03-20 08:19:54 (UTC)
Model                    : 0-0-3-0 G:LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-160P6S PV7U
Disc                     : DVD-R , CMCMAG.AE1 [CMC Magnetics Corporation]
Speed                    : 8x
ECC blocks sum (PI/PIF)  : 8/1
Scanned range            : 0 - 2297889
Sampling count           : 116670
Errors                   : 0
PI Max                   : 65
PI Average               : 15.34
PI Total                 : 262684
PIF Max                  : 4
PIF Average              : 0.11
PIF Total                : 1960

The burn starts much closer to the centre of the disc, so I presume the lead-in issue is now fixed! :iagree:

As you can see from the scan, at up to the rated 8x speed, both PI and PIF were quite low. Even after the ramp-up to 12x, the figures are more than acceptable for this MID. And 6:20 is a bloody fast 12x burn! :clap:

A big thanks to C0deKing, Karr, and Wind for making this possible! :bow:

Two more 8x scans of the above post using Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.50, with the Lite-On SHW-160P6S and BenQ DW1650.

Note how the BenQ pauses every 250 MB.

Test burn at 8x with CMCMAG.AM3 DVD-R with the new PV7U firmware (no HT/OS) to see if the lead-in problem has been fixed. IT HAS, so well done Liteon and most of all huge props to Karr and Wind for assisting us all. Your dedication should be rewarded by management!!

160P6S PV7U Test Firmware with HyperTuning, OverSpeed support and DVD-R lead-in fix

This maxell media has always been bad for me I burned this with 160P6S PV7U Test Firmware with HyperTuning, OverSpeed enabled

Same Media just burned in scanned at 4x damn these guys are good at Liteon

TYG02 PV7U 8x@12x PCAV, H/T & O/S on, very nice results, long lead-in fixed

And now for an HT-enabled burn without overspeeding. Sony 8x DVD-R in jewel case, made in Taiwan. 4464.5 MB ISO file burned with Imgburn at 8x.

HT on, SB on, OS off.

I 21:15:38 Operation Started!
I 21:15:38 Source File Sectors: 2,285,849 (MODE1/2048)
I 21:15:38 Source File Size: 4,681,418,752 bytes
I 21:15:38 Destination Device: [0:3:0] LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-160P6S PV7U (G:) (ATA)
I 21:15:38 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: SONY08D1) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 21:15:38 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 21:15:38 Write Mode: DVD
I 21:15:38 Write Type: DAO
I 21:15:38 Write Speed: 8x
I 21:15:38 Link Size: Auto
I 21:15:38 Test Mode: No
I 21:15:38 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 21:15:38 Filling Buffer...
I 21:15:38 Writing LeadIn...
I 21:16:18 Writing Image...
I 21:23:17 Synchronising Cache...
I 21:23:36 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:07:58
I 21:23:36 Average Write Rate: 10,910 KB/s (7.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,334 KB/s (8.2x)

Scan result:

Date                     : 2006-03-21 10:35:27 (UTC)
Model                    : 0-0-3-0 G:LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-160P6S PV7U
Disc                     : DVD-R , SONY08D1 [Sony Corporation]
Speed                    : 8x
ECC blocks sum (PI/PIF)  : 8/1
Scanned range            : 0 - 2285857
Sampling count           : 116518
Errors                   : 0
PI Max                   : 106
PI Average               : 23.10
PI Total                 : 391128
PIF Max                  : 6
PIF Average              : 0.16
PIF Total                : 2789

Bah – so much for their “AccuCORE”. I’ve been suckered by slick packaging and marketing! :doh: But it’s not too bad when you consider how Sony’s DVD-Rs typically scan :iagree:

Media: MCC02RG20 burned at 8x with HT/OS/SB enabled:
Noticed: Even after freeing 5.7gb from my C drive bufferunderrun is activated message doesnt show up while starting the burn process with nero

Scan result of Imation (Fujifilm03) DVD-R burned at 6x with HT/OS/SB enabled.

BufferUnderrun Message didnt show up in nero at burning. Although it was activated in option.

Unable to burn this CDR media with 160P6S loaded with PV7U firmware:

Thanx for the firmware,that’s better than
official release as i use it. :smiley:
i burned and tested both at my 160p6s,the disc
is prodiscF01,burned with nero,in my photo bellow,
first one is burn with official release “ps08”,
the second is burn with “pv7u”,thanx anyway.

Thanks for the firm, now I can see the movies in my standalone divx player. I did this test without any knowledge of their meaning :confused: but I can guess that is a negative result:
The media is a Verbatim burned at 16X with 6 Xvid files…

rescan the disc at 8X as it should!!!

Mmm, better?