Liteon SHW-16H5S w/ Lightscribe



hopped over to Liteon’s website today, and saw this new drive listed :iagree:

Write  	DVD+R  	16x ( 21600 KB/sec ) maximum by CAV
  	DVD+R9 	8x ( 10800 KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV
  	DVD-R 	16x ( 21600 KB/sec ) maximum by CAV
  	DVD-R9 	4x ( 5400 KB/sec ) maximum by CLV
ReWrite DVD+RW 	8x ( 10800 KB/sec ) by CLV
  	DVD-RW 	6x ( 8100 KB/sec ) by CLV
Read 	16x ( 21600 KB/sec ) maximum by CAV
  	Access time 	160 ms


Cool, thanks! Was wondering when this is going to be coming out.

Now let’s see when the DVD-RAM model goes up…


Lightscribe seems to be faster than the DW1625. 1.6x compared to 1x for the latter.

sounds great!


I’m glad that it supports DVD-R DL at 4x. DVD-RAM support would let it write every disc, at least for now…


if i compared correctly, specs are the same as for sohw-1635s. curious if 1635s is equpped with lightscribe compatible laser and could be upgraded :stuck_out_tongue:


Well, BenQ 1620@1625 didn’t work because LightScribe required a minor modification to the sled. So it’s hard to say if that would be possible with the 1635S; since it didn’t work on the BenQ, I wouldn’t get my hopes up if I were you…


Code65536, I have just received a sample of this drive, extracted the firmware and emailed it to you.

I have not had a chance to test this drive yet.


Cool, thanks. I actually ended up getting and replying to the e-mail before seeing this post, so you’ll have to excuse me if I sounded a bit surprised in the e-mail response. :wink: