Liteon 1633 #6-
New drive today: Liteon 1633 sold as Memorex 16X purchased off the self at local Staplesâ€¦.. (Manufactured date: 9-2004).
Took it out the box and flashed to CS09 - Installed as master in secondary ide â€“ Burned (5) TY02â€™s and (5) MCC004â€™s â€“ Discarded the first (4) of each media type â€“ Scanned test disk #5 of bothâ€¦..
Before the flames start rolling again, this is strictly an FYI post. As I have stated before, this is not intended so much as a direct attack on Liteon (although I believe they deserve it), but another example of the â€œroll of the diceâ€ when you spend your money on this product.
Considering that this drive is marketed as a 16X burner, it fails miserably IMO. Of course you could argue to test other firmware, try other media, or one of the more popular: set it as slave rather than master or visa-versa, and so on and so forth. But the fact is this is a new drive off the shelf and tested with clearly the best available media. Of course the jury is still out on whether or not it will even recognize any media three weeks from nowâ€¦â€¦â€¦.
Some may even consider some of these scans to be not too bad, guess thatâ€™s a possible discussion in itself, but the fact is competing products at the same price point are producing considerably better resultsâ€¦..
Edit: Hmmm, seem to have a problem with the 8X burn graphic......