LTD-163 a good reader for my 1673?

I have been a bit frustrated by the read speed I can achieve with my existing burners and just realized I removed a perfectly good LTD-163 DVD-Rom awhile back, I think it still has the original firmware of GDHF. I’m thinking about sliding this back into my setup to be able to read/rip at 16X, any opinions as to why this might be a mistake ? I also would not object to a current model DVD-Rom if this one is considered obsolete.

Recommendations ?

Thanks and keep up the good work.


I have the 1673s burner and an ASUS DVD-E616P2 reader. I’ve been very happy with the ASUS drive for reading DVDs. It’s fast and reallyquiet.