Liteon Dual Layer 8x DVD+R 8x DVD-R 2.4x DL SOHW-832S

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#1

Hi, I’m very new to this forum, but I hope you can help me with this: I’m about to buy this dvd-writer: Liteon Dual Layer 8x DVD+R 8x DVD-R 2.4x DL SOHW-832S, and I would like your opinions on whether to buy this one or not, and another question: which are the best (in other words burn the least errors) and most durable dvd’s?

Tnx,

Linos.


#2

How much you paying for that thing…?


#3

I’m paying € 102 which should be around the same as you would pay in dollars.


#4

Some extended information: ATAPI / E-IDE Half-Height internal DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD+R9 / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD-ROM / CD-R / CD-RW / CD-ROM combination drive Supported Double Layer DVD+R9 Recording Function SMART-BURN avoiding Buffer UnderRun Error, Automatically adjusting writing strategy & running OPC to provide the best burning quality SMART-X function adjusts CD-DA / VCD / DVD data extraction to a fastest allowable speed according to both data request rate from host and disk quality VAS® system reduce vibration and noise during recording and reading Support Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn DVD read compliant : DVD single / dual layer ( PTP / OTP ), DVD-R ( 3.9 GB / 4.7 GB ), DVD-R multi-borders, DVD+R, DVD+R multi-sessions, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW CD read compliant : CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM / XA, Photo-CD, Multi-session, Karaoke-CD, Video-CD, CD-I FMV, CD Extra, CD Plus, CD-R, and CD-RW Supprot both 8 cm and 12 cm disc of CD and DVD family Conform to Orange Book : Part 2 CD-R Volume 1, Part 2 CD-R Volume 2 Multi Speed, Part 3 CD-RW Volume 1 ( 1x, 2x, and 4x ), Part 3 CD-RW Volume 2 : High Speed, Part 3 CD-RW Volume 3 : Ultra Speed Supported transfer mode : PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 and Ultra DMA mode 2 DVD Family : Write DVD+R 8x ( 10800 KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV DVD-R 8x ( 10800 KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV DVD+R9 2.4x ( 3240 KB/sec ) maximum by CLV ReWrite DVD+RW 4x ( 5400 KB/sec ) by CLV DVD-RW 4x ( 5400 KB/sec ) by CLV Read 12x ( 16200 KB/sec ) maximum by CAV Access time 160 ms CD Family : Write CD-R 40x ( 6000 KB/sec ) maximum by P-CAV ReWrite CD-RW 24x ( 3600 KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV in UltraSpeed disc Read 40x ( 6000 KB/sec ) maximum by CAV Access time 160 ms Buffer Size : 2 MB PC Required : Pentium III 450 MHz or faster CPU and 128 MB or higher RAM are required 650 MB HDD available capacity; and 5 GB free space for creating a DVD image file Compatibility : Windows 98 / NT 4.0 / ME / 2000 / XP MTBF ( Life ) : 70,000 Hours S/N Ration : > 75 dB Environment : Operating 5C to 45C; Relative Humidity : 15% to 80% Non-Operating -40C to 60C; Relative Humidity : 15% to 95% Dimension: 145.0 ( W ) x 41.3 ( H ) x 170.0 ( D ) mm Weight : < 0.9 Kg Voltage Requirements : +5V +/-5% and less than 100 mVp-p ripple voltage +12V +/-5% and less than 200 mVp-p ripple voltage


#5

So is it worth the price or not?


#6

Yes


#7

Ok thank you.


#8

You could also get the 812 for 20 cheaper and flash an 832 firmware to it to enable dual layer writing.


#9

I recently bought a nec 2510a from newegg for around the same price…around 90usd. To be honest, and while happy with the drive, untill dl media comes easily obtainable, and around 1-2 dollars a disk, dl is not a reason to buy a drive…

Just my 2 cents…:slight_smile:


#10

I quite agree with ZigZagMan, purchasing Dual Layer Drives are a waste of money right now. I have search for Dual Layer Media with out much luck. Well paying upwards of $15 per disk isn’t considered luck.

Buy you self a good burner and save your money for when the price drops on the media. As the media price drops so will the Burners with Dual Layer Technology

lvlr_yack