LITEON DVD-ROM SOHD-167T and K's Probe

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#1

Hi,

I have LG DVDRW recorder (4082B), I’m happy with it, but I can’t run K’s Probe to test the quality of the burnt discs.

So I thought to myself - would a cheap Lite-ON DVD-ROM (SOHD-167T) read all DVD ±RW media and work well with K’s Probe? I could buy it and be happy testing my DVD’s quality.

But I saw this:
http://www.cdfreaks.com/news2.php?ID=9080

Is it true that SOHD-167T won’t read DVD-R(W)?

Thanks!

latet


#2

It should read -R/W just fine. Haven’t personally tested it, but I’ve seen other people post their -R/W reading results. Also, it doesn’t make sense for LiteOn to break - compatibility aftering having maintained it so well for so long. :slight_smile: I think that what you saw in the article was most likely a typographic error.


#3

You must have meant this:

ATAPI / E-IDE Half-Height internal DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-ROM / CD-R / CD-RW / CD-ROM combination drive

It doesn’t mean the drive cannot read DVD-R and DVD-RW discs. Don’t worry about that.

The thread title says “LITEON DVD-RAM…” when your post says about Lite-On DVD-ROM drive, a typo maybe. (I clicked this thread to see what LiteOn DVD-RAM was supposed to mean.)


#4

I apoligize for the typo. Of course it should be “Lite-On DVD-ROM”.
(I’ve been testing my first DVD-RAM (no typo here) disc - that’s why it’s stuck in my mind).

It’s good to know that SOHD-167T should read DVD-R(W).

But I’ve heard of another possible problem - some say you can’t set the read speed on this drive, which is supposed to be necessary for proper K’s Probe usage. Is that true?

Thanks,

latet


#5

That is true. It is not recommended that you use DVD-ROM drives with KProbe. The results can often differ wildly from what you would get if the disc were to be read with a DVD writer.


#6

I don’t know well about K-Probe but K-Probe was designed to run with Lite-On DVD writers, not DVD-ROM drives. Why is it so, I don’t know. Lite-On LDW-851S is very cheap anyway, not that much more compared to SOHD-167T.


#7

I thought, maybe I could use it with Nero CD Speed 3.x…
It is listed as one of the supported drive (PI/PO):
http://www.cdspeed2000.com/go.php3?link=cdspeed30.html

I wouldn’t really want to buy another DVD burner just to test the quality of the first one :confused:

Thanks,

latet


#8

It’ll work. It’s just that the results won’t be as useful.