LiteON SOHW1633

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Hello!

First let me introduce myself. I’m an EE by trade and do ASIC design and am quite familiar with hardware. I have a Dell Dimension 2400 (2.4GHz) and LiteOn SOHW1633 which I recieved a couple days ago. It’s an OEM version - no fancy pakaging. I have yet to get a good DVD out of this thing. My last DVD Burner (A DELL OEM NEC ND1101A - or something like that) started acting funny and not burning DVDs properly so I bought a new one. Based on the reviews here and there I decided on the LiteOn 16X SOHW-1633. Got it installed and have had nothing but coasters come out of it.

When I first installed it it wouldn’t even read the NERO CD-ROM that came with it. I flashed the Firmware up to the latest BSOR.

Here is what nero reports:

Nero InfoTool 2.27

Drive Information

Drive : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S
Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Firmware Version : BS0R
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : 2004-11-18
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : 2004/11/18 09:59
Drive Letter : D:
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 8.0 , 6.0 , 4.0 , 2.0 , 1.0 X
Write Speed : 4.0 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : None
Changes User : 5
Changes Vendor : 4

Disc Information (D:)

Type : DVD+RW
Capacity : 510:01.29 (1052 MB)
Tracks : 1
Sessions : 1

Interface Information

Adapter 1

Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: ST3120026A
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On
Description : Slave: MAXTOR 6L040J2
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On

Adapter 2

Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : On
Autorun : Off

Adapter 3

Description : Intel PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device
Type : Disk Drive

Adapter 4

Description : Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\ohci1394.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : 1394 OpenHCI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : GENESYS LOGIC 1394 TO IDE IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device
Type : Disk Drive

Software Information

Operating System : Windows XP Home Edition (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
DirectX : DirectX 9.0c

Description : Nero Burning ROM
Version : 6, 6, 0, 3
Company : Ahead Software AG
Version Check : Ok

Description : Nero StartSmart
Version : 2, 0, 0, 4
Company : Ahead Software AG

Description : Cover Designer
Version : 2, 3, 0, 18
Company : Ahead Software AG

Description : Nero BackItUp Application
Version : 1, 2, 0, 33
Company : Ahead Software AG

Description : DirectCD Application
Version : 5.2.0.91
Company : Roxio

Description : PowerDVD
Version : 5.00.1107
Company : CyberLink Corp.

Description : Sonic MyDVD
Version : 4.0.4
Company : Sonic Solutions

Hardware Information

CPU : Intel Pentium 4 processor 2533 MHz
Bus Speed : 133 MHz
Motherboard : Intel D845EPT2
System : Dell DIM4500
BIOS : Intel A03
Memory : 512 MB (2ns)
Sound : SoundMAX Digital Audio
Video : NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200

Driver Information

Driver : 61883
Description : 61883 Device Class
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Abiosdsk
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : abp480n5
Description : AdvanSys SCSI Controller Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ACPI
Description : ACPI Driver for NT
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ACPIEC
Description : ACPI Embedded Controller Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : adpu160m
Description : Adaptec Ultra160 SCSI miniport
Version : v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : aeaudio
Description : Andrea Audio Stub Driver
Version : 1.0.0.2 (STUB)
Company : Andrea Electronics Corporation

Driver : aec
Description : Microsoft Acoustic Echo Canceller
Version : 5.1.2601.2078
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : AFS2K
Description : Audio File System
Version : 3.1.14.886
Company : Oak Technology Inc.

Driver : agpCPQ
Description : CompatNT AGP Filter
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Aha154x
Description : Adaptec AHA-154x series SCSI miniport
Version : v1.13b (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : aic78u2
Description : Adaptec Ultra2 SCSI miniport
Version : v3.60a (Lab01_N.010510-0033)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : aic78xx
Description : Adaptec Ultra SCSI miniport
Version : v3.60a (Lab01_N.010510-0033)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : AliIde
Description : ALi mini IDE Driver
Version : 1.20
Company : Acer Laboratories Inc.

Driver : alim1541
Description : ALi M1541 NT AGP Filter
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : amdagp
Description : AMD Win2000 AGP Filter
Version : 5.00 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Driver : amsint
Description : AMD SCSI/NET Controller
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Arp1394
Description : IP/1394 Arp Client
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : asc
Description : AdvanSys SCSI Controller Driver
Version : 2.9I-MS (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Advanced System Products, Inc.

Driver : asc3350p
Description : AdvanSys SCSI Card Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : asc3550
Description : AdvanSys Ultra-Wide PCI SCSI Driver
Version : 3.1E-MS (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Advanced System Products, Inc.

Driver : AsyncMac
Description : MS Remote Access serial network driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : atapi
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Atdisk
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Atmarpc
Description : IP/ATM Arp Client
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : audstub
Description : AudStub Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Avc
Description : AVC Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : cbidf
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : cbidf2k
Description : CardBus/PCMCIA IDE Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : CCDECODE
Description : WDM Closed Caption VBI Codec
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : cd20xrnt
Description : IBM Portable CD-ROM Drive Miniport
Version : v3.01 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Cdaudio
Description : CD-ROM Audio Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Cdfs
Description : CD-ROM File System Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Cdr4_xp
Description : CDR4_XP CDR Helper
Version : 5.2.0.91
Company : Roxio

Driver : Cdralw2k
Description : CDRAL for Windows 2000 Kernel Driver
Version : 5.2.0.91
Company : Roxio

Driver : Cdrom
Description : SCSI CD-ROM Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : cdudf_xp
Description : CD-UDF NT Filesystem Driver
Version : 5.2.0.91 built by: WinDDK
Company : Roxio

Driver : Changer
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : CmdIde
Description : CMD PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version : 2.0.7 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : CMD Technology, Inc.

Driver : Cpqarray
Description : Compaq Drive Array Controllers SCSI Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : dac2w2k
Description : Mylex Disk Array Controller Driver
Version : 6.00-21 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Mylex Corporation

Driver : dac960nt
Description : Mylex Disk Array Controller Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Disk
Description : PnP Disk Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : DM9102
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : dmboot
Description : NT Disk Manager Startup Driver
Version : 2600.2180.503.0
Company : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software

Driver : dmio
Description : NT Disk Manager I/O Driver
Version : 2600.2180.503.0
Company : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software

Driver : dmload
Description : NT Disk Manager Startup Driver
Version : 2600.0.503.0
Company : Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software.

Driver : DMusic
Description : Microsoft Kernel DLS Synthesizer
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : dot4
Description : One Cool Transport
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Dot4 HPH11
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Dot4Print
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Dot4Print HPH11
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Dot4Storage HPH11
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : dot4usb
Description : DOT4USB filter driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Dot4Usb HPH11
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : dpti2o
Description : DPT SmartRAID miniport
Version : 2.09 (Lab01_N.010309-0027)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : drmkaud
Description : Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler Filter
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : dvd_2K
Description : DVD-RAM AddOn Driver
Version : 5.2.0.91
Company : Roxio

Driver : EL90XBC
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : ElbyVCD
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : ENTECH
Description : PowerStrip support NT kernel-mode driver
Version : 1.0
Company : EnTech Taiwan

Driver : ENUM1394
Description : Ndis 1394 Enumerator
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Fastfat
Description : Fast FAT File System Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Fdc
Description : Floppy Disk Controller Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Flpydisk
Description : Floppy Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : FltMgr
Description : Microsoft Filesystem Filter Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ftdisk
Description : FT Disk Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : GcKernel
Description : SideWinder Value Add Filter Driver
Version : 4.5 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : GearAspiWDM
Description : Filter Driver for 2k and XP
Version : 1.020
Company : GEAR Software

Driver : Gpc
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : HIDSwvd
Description : SideWinder Virtual Device HID Mini-Driver
Version : 4.5 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : HidUsb
Description : USB Miniport Driver for Input Devices
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : hpn
Description : NetRAID-4M Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2467.0 (Lab01_N(johnstra).010423-0023)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : hpt3xx
Description : HPT3xx Miniport Driver
Version : Revision v1.0.5 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : HighPoint Technologies, Inc.

Driver : HTTP
Description : HTTP Protocol Stack
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : i2omgmt
Description : I2O Utility Filter
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : i2omp
Description : I2O Miniport Driver
Version : 1.0.0.6 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : i8042prt
Description : i8042 Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Imagedrv
Description : NERO IMAGEDRIVE SCSI miniport
Version : 2.27.0.0 built by: WinDDK
Company : Ahead Software AG

Driver : Imapi
Description : IMAPI Kernel Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ini910u
Description : INITIO ini910u SCSI miniport
Version : 2.17 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IntelIde
Description : Intel PCI IDE Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : intelppm
Description : Processor Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ip6Fw
Description : IPv6 Windows Firewall Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IpFilterDriver
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : IpInIp
Description : IP in IP Encapsulation Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IpNat
Description : IP Network Address Translator
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IPSec
Description : IPSec Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IRENUM
Description : Infra-Red Bus Enumerator
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : isapnp
Description : PNP ISA Bus Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : kbdhid
Description : HID Mouse Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : kmixer
Description : Kernel Mode Audio Mixer
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : lbrtfdc
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : mmc_2K
Description : CD-R/RW AddOn MMC Driver (W2K)
Version : 5.2.0.91
Company : Roxio

Driver : Modem
Description : Modem Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : mouhid
Description : HID Mouse Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : mraid35x
Description : MegaRAID RAID Controller Driver for Windows Whistler 32
Version : 6.19 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : American Megatrends Inc.

Driver : mrtRate
Description : Rate Sensing Driver
Version : 2.10
Company : Marimba, Inc.

Driver : MRxDAV
Description : Windows NT WebDav Minirdr
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : MSDV
Description : Microsoft DV Camera and VCR Driver
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : MSKSSRV
Description : MS KS Server
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : MSPCLOCK
Description : MS Proxy Clock
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : MSPQM
Description : MS Proxy Quality Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : mssmbios
Description : System Management BIOS Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : MSTEE
Description : WDM Tee/Communication Transform Filter
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NABTSFEC
Description : WDM NABTS/FEC VBI Codec
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NdisIP
Description : Microsoft IP Driver
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NdisTapi
Description : NDIS 3.0 connection wrapper driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ndisuio
Description : NDIS User mode I/O Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NdisWan
Description : MS PPP Framing Driver (Strong Encryption)
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NIC1394
Description : IEEE1394 Ndis Miniport and Call Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Npfs
Description : NPFS Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ntfs
Description : NT File System Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : nv
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : NwlnkFlt
Description : NWLINK2 Traffic Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NwlnkFwd
Description : NWLINK2 Forwarder Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ohci1394
Description : 1394 OpenHCI Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : P3
Description : Processor Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Parport
Description : Parallel Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PartMgr
Description : Partition Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ParVdm
Description : VDM Parallel Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PCI
Description : NT Plug and Play PCI Enumerator
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PCIDump
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : PCIIde
Description : Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Pcmcia
Description : PCMCIA Bus Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PDCOMP
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : PDFRAME
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : PDRELI
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : PDRFRAME
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : perc2
Description : PERC 2 Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2467.0 (Lab01_N(johnstra).010423-0023)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : perc2hib
Description : PERC 2 Hibernate Driver
Version : 5.1.2467.0 (Lab01_N(johnstra).010423-0023)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : pfc
Description : Padus® ASPI Shell
Version : 2, 5, 0, 201
Company : Padus, Inc.

Driver : PptpMiniport
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Processor
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : Ptilink
Description : Parallel Technologies DirectParallel IO Library
Version : 1.10 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Parallel Technologies, Inc.

Driver : pwd_2k
Description : Win2000 Framework for Packet Write Driver
Version : 5.2.0.91
Company : Roxio

Driver : ql1080
Description : Miniport Driver for QLogic ISP PCI Adapters
Version : 3.04
Company : QLogic Corporation

Driver : Ql10wnt
Description : Miniport Driver for QLogic ISP PCI Adapters
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ql12160
Description : Miniport Driver for QLogic ISP PCI Adapters
Version : 7.13.02 (W64)
Company : QLogic Corporation

Driver : ql1240
Description : QLogic ISP PCI Adapters
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ql1280
Description : Miniport Driver for QLogic ISP PCI Adapters
Version : 7.13.01 (W2K)
Company : QLogic Corporation

Driver : Rasl2tp
Description : RAS L2TP mini-port/call-manager driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RasPppoe
Description : RAS PPPoE mini-port/call-manager driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Raspti
Description : PTI DirectParallel® mini-port/call-manager driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Rdbss
Description : Redirected Drive Buffering SubSystem Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RDPCDD
Description : RDP Miniport
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : rdpdr
Description : Microsoft RDP Device redirector
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RDPWD
Description : RDP Terminal Stack Driver (US/Canada Only, Not for Export)
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : redbook
Description : Redbook Audio Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RimUsb
Description : RIM handheld driver
Version : 1.0.0.19
Company : Research In Motion Limited

Driver : sbp2port
Description : SBP-2 Protocol Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Secdrv
Description : Macrovision SECURITY Driver
Version : 3.22.000
Company : Macrovision Corporation, Macrovision Europe Limited, and Macrovision Japan and Asia K.K.

Driver : serenum
Description : Serial Port Enumerator
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Serial
Description : Serial Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Sfloppy
Description : SCSI Floppy Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Simbad
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : sisagp
Description : SiS NT AGP Filter
Version : 5.12.01.2010 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation

Driver : SLIP
Description : Microsoft Slip Deframing Filter Minidriver
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : smwdm
Description : SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Version : 5.12.01.3508
Company : Analog Devices, Inc.

Driver : Sparrow
Description : Adaptec AIC-6x60 series SCSI miniport
Version : v2.0a (ReleaseBinaries.001205-1804)
Company : Adaptec, Inc.

Driver : splitter
Description : Microsoft Kernel Audio Splitter
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : sr
Description : System Restore Filesystem Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Srv
Description : Server driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : streamip
Description : Microsoft IP Test Driver
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : swenum
Description : Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : swmidi
Description : Microsoft GS Wavetable Synthesizer
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : SWUSBFLT
Description : SideWinder Force Feedback 2 software update
Version : 4.5 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : symc810
Description : Symbios Logic Inc. SCSI Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2409.1 (ReleaseBinaries.001205-1804)
Company : Symbios Logic Inc.

Driver : symc8xx
Description : Symbios 8XX SCSI Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2409.1 (ReleaseBinaries.001205-1804)
Company : LSI Logic

Driver : SYMIDSCO
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : sym_hi
Description : Symbios Hi-Perf SCSI Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2462.0 (Lab01_N.010309-0027)
Company : LSI Logic

Driver : sym_u3
Description : Symbios Ultra3 SCSI Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2462.0 (Lab01_N.010309-0027)
Company : LSI Logic

Driver : sysaudio
Description : System Audio WDM Filter
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Tcpip
Description : TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : TDPIPE
Description : Named Pipe Transport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : TDTCP
Description : TCP Transport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : TermDD
Description : Terminal Server Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : TosIde
Description : Toshiba PCI IDE Controller
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : UdfReadr_xp
Description : CD-UDF NT Filesystem Reader Driver
Version : 5.2.0.91 built by: WinDDK
Company : Roxio

Driver : Udfs
Description : UDF File System Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ultra
Description : Promise Ultra66 Miniport Driver
Version : 1.43 (Build 0603)
Company : Promise Technology, Inc.

Driver : Update
Description : Update Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbaudio
Description : USB Audio Class Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbccgp
Description : USB Common Class Generic Parent Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbehci
Description : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbhub
Description : Default Hub Driver for USB
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbscan
Description : USB Scanner Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : USBSTOR
Description : USB Mass Storage Class Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbuhci
Description : UHCI USB Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : VgaSave
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : viaagp
Description : VIA NT AGP Filter
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ViaIde
Description : Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version : 1.00.01.01
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : VolSnap
Description : Volume Shadow Copy Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Wanarp
Description : MS Remote Access and Routing ARP Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : WDICA
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : wdmaud
Description : MMSYSTEM Wave/Midi API mapper
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : WSTCODEC
Description : WDM WST Codec Driver
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : xinstall
Description : n/a
Version : n/a
Company : n/a

Driver : msvcrt.dll
Version : 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver : msvcirt.dll
Version : 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Lower Filters

Driver : AFS2K
Description : Audio File System
Version : 3.1.14.886
Company : Oak Technology Inc.

Driver : PFC
Description : Padus® ASPI Shell
Version : 2, 5, 0, 201
Company : Padus, Inc.

Driver : CDR4_XP
Description : CDR4_XP CDR Helper
Version : 5.2.0.91
Company : Roxio

Upper Filters

Driver : GEARAspiWDM
Description : Filter Driver for 2k and XP
Version : 1.020
Company : GEAR Software

Driver : pwd_2k
Description : Win2000 Framework for Packet Write Driver
Version : 5.2.0.91
Company : Roxio

Driver : Cdralw2k
Description : CDRAL for Windows 2000 Kernel Driver
Version : 5.2.0.91
Company : Roxio

Video Codecs

Cinepak Codec by Radius : 1.10.0.11
Intel Indeo® Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video 4.5 : 4.51.16.03
Intel IYUV codec : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft RLE : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft Video 1 : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Toshiba YUV Codec : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec : 5.1.2600.2180
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec : 5.1.2600.2180
Indeo® video 5.10 : R.5.10.15.2.55
Intel I.263 Video Driver 2.55.016 : V2.55.016
MS MPEG-4 3688 V1 : 4.00.0.3688
MS MPEG-4 3688 V2 : 4.00.0.3688
MS MPEG-4 3688 V3 : 4.00.0.3688
DVSoft ™ : 1.1.1.112

Audio Codecs

Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC : 4.00.0.0
DSP Group TrueSpeech™ Software CODEC : 1.00.0.0
Microsoft G.723.1 CODEC : 1.02.0.1
Windows Media Audio : 4.02.0.0
Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec : 3.02.0.0
Indeo® audio software : 2.05.0.53
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (advanced) : 1.09.1.49
Microsoft PCM Converter : 5.00.0.0
DivX WMA Audio Compressor : 4.02.0.0

ASPI Information

System ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 4.71 (0002) 45056 bytes July 16, 2002
ASPI32.SYS : 4.71 (0002) 16877 bytes July 16, 2002
WINASPI.DLL : n/a 4455 bytes July 17, 2002
WOWPOST.EXE : n/a 3535 bytes July 17, 2002

Nero ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 2.0.1.74 164112 bytes October 26, 2004

I have run PI/PIF on the burned DVDs and see some horendus results. The resulting DVDs do not play back in stand-alone DVD.

First I was thinking it was the media. Here is what I am using:

MCC 003 (8X DVD+R Generic) - Coasters - one good burn so far
TEON DVD+R 8X - coasters (one for one so far)
PHILIPS 010 DVD+RW - PIF/PI so high I wouldn’t even bother putting it in a DVD Player.

Can someone help. I will provide what information I can. Also can someone provide some information on the PIF/PI that gets displayed by tools like DVD Info Pro and KProbe? What it means and what levels mean a “good” burn. Also it would read CD-ROMS after the flash upgrade.


#2

I find it bizarre that Nero sees it as: Drive : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder, yet its information via your system is: Description : Master: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S Type : CD-Rom Drive I’m not sure if that means anything. As far as PIE/PIF I can tell you an averagely good reading fo either is under 280 Peak and 40 Average. Naturally the lower the better. What I have learnt though is even if readings are high, a nice consistent curve through the test graph is important too.


#3

Its not a very good burner. If you can spare a little more I would use the 1633 to scan and get a nec 3500 or Benq 1620 drive to burn with.


#4

It came up as “CD-ROM” after the BSOR firmware upgrade in XP-SP2. No Idea as to why. But prior it would not read CD-ROMs.


#5

I’m with jamos, sounds like its either faulty, or just poorly made.

I would use the 1633 to scan and get a nec 3500 or Benq 1620 drive to burn with.
Definately! :iagree:


#6

Wierd, I guess the reviews are mixed. Is a NEC 3500 one of the best? What do these go for. I wouldn’t mind a dual drive setup.

I was able to get some good burns with the TEON DVD+R 8X Burned at 4X (these are the CMC MAGE01) No PI over 3 and no PIF over 33. Guess it’s not as low as what the NECs can do but well within the “acceptable” range for DVD. My coasters appear to happen more frequently when I burn from my Firewire hard disk to my LiteOn (on IDE2:0). I did get a good burn on my NEC ND1100A installed on FireWire from the FireWIre Drive at 2.4X on the 8X media (need to re-install on IDE to patch firmware up so it reconizes the media and can burn at 4X.)

What does the ERROR count in KProbe mean? Are these actuall read errors? With these Errors will the DVD still play back? The NEC burn had zero “ERRORS” and this disc does play back ok.
This is what the scan looked like for the above burn. I know lower PI is better. Perhaps I’ll do as you suggest…its only another $65.



#7

I rebooted and re-ran the kprobe. Similar results different number of errors. This time I watched the screen as it reported them. The Errors were “Servo Error at (xxxx)”


#8

Is a NEC 3500 one of the best?
I haven’t heard a bad thing about one. I wouldnt pay to much attention to just Kprobe, try verification with DVDinfopro and Nero CD/DVD speed, I’ve had fairly different results from different apps, so I run an average across the board.

With these Errors will the DVD still play back?
Yes it should depending on how picky the player is. These failures and errors are not unrecoverable, unlike a CRC error. However the more there are and the more inconsistent the graph, the more work a DVD player has to do to play it, which could equal jumping, freezing, bad picture, all sorts of glitches.


#9

Thanks Guys, I may buy the NEC 3500…I’m just a little uneasy eith the NEC I have now (ND-1100A DELL OEM) it’s been a couple years and it still doesnt do -R like it was advertised…no big deal since I usually use +R anyhow.

In reguards to the errors I think it was because I burned a ISO that I created and forgot to check the “finalize disc” checkbox.


#10

NEC 3500 = $39.88 can’t be beat http://www.pcconnection.com/ProductDetail?sku=5568201Wish I knew this 2 weeks ago before I got my 2nd 3500.

Mark


#11

I hate Rebates though. Can get it for $64 with free shipping at Newegg.com. :slight_smile: I’m loving mine hugs his NEC ND3500AG.


#12

That scan doesn’t look that bad to me. Someone corect me if I am wrong, but you are always going to get errors and this is about the best scan you are going to get
http://www.pbase.com/richardh/image/37581109
Here is a bad burn (actually marginal as it does actually play all the way through just fine but errors are right at the limits or just over), this is with kprobe1 so the limit on the second graph is 32 (kprobe 1 and 2 report diffrently so the limits are diffrent)
http://www.pbase.com/richardh/image/37268741
These would be examples of VERY bad burns
http://www.pbase.com/richardh/image/33646855
http://www.pbase.com/richardh/image/33647651
Guess what else? Scans 1, 3 and 4 are all the same media (shows you how important the right firmware is).

On a side note, I don’t think that my drive did this before (no way to check now) but when I flashed my liteon 851s to 851s@832s vsob firmware, I noticed that in my computer it identified as a cd drive but the icon has dvd-r at the bottom of the little disk icon if a blank dvd-r is in the drive. With a blank +r it just says cd drive (nothing under the icon). If there is no disk in the drive it identifies as dvd-rw drive with nothing under the icon. With a bitset +r it identifies as shriek (the title of the movie on the disk) and has dvd under the icon. With a bitset dvd+r that has video files burned in data format, not dvd movie format, it identifies as dvd-rw drive.
Now for the weird part. My dvd rom drive occationally changes too (I don’t think it did before I updated the liteon to vsob). It is almost as if, when I updated the firmware, it rewrote something in windows that makes it read media information off the disk and changes the way the drives and or icons identify. I did not (and have never) update firmware on the dvd-rom drive so it had to have changed something in windows. This computer is running windows sp1 and it is not conected (and never has been conected) to the internet so it could not have auto updated anything off the web.
I tried reverting back to an erlier firmware with the liteon but the behavior continued. It would seem that it is normal for it to sometimes identify as a cd drive as both drives work perfectlly and I get exelent burns off the liteon all the time. I am not sure what happened and could not figure it out, but since everything works, I quit careing.


#13

NEC ND-1100A is a single format +RW drive. It doesn’t do -RW.