I've post this at CDRInfo but no reply yet, hoping someone here can help me .
I just bought Lite-On 1693S and I have many question to ask.
I'll try to give you as much information as I can cause it'll make you better understand my problem.
Lite On 1693S With Ks09 Firmware On Secondary Master IDE
Athlon XP 3200+
512Mb Of Ram
Maxter 80Gb On Primary Master
Quantum 20Gb On Primary Slave
Pioneer 117 DVD-Rom on Secondary Slave
Enermax 465W PSU
Pioneer 117 DVD-Rom
Windows XP Sp2 (Fresh Install)
DMA is enabled in all Drives
I burn all my project @4X speed.
DVD-R Bluechip 4X (Click To See Disc Info)
DVD-R Bluechip 8X (Click To See Disc Info)
DVD-R Philips 8X And DVD+R 8X (Click To See Disc Info)
DVD+R Optodisc 4X (Click To See Disc Info)
CD_R Mitsubishi Phono-R (Click To See Image Of The Disc)
[B]Before I Have My Drive RMA[/B]
1st Problem, Disc Compatibility
I Just got 1693S and after have it installed in my computer, I try to make backup copy of my Xbox game (~ 4.20 Gb of data).
At this stage, I USE DVD-R Bluechip 8X
After image of Xbox Game is prepared and burning is completed (W/O any error), I insert my Just-Burn disc to Xbox Drive but Xbox doesn't recoginse the disc and "No Disc" is shown (My Xbox is modded and able to play backup games).
So I thought, Okay... maybe disc compatibility problem (between Xbox Drive and DVD-R Disc). So I gave up using xbox to read that disc and decided to use my other DVD-Rom Drive (Pioneer 117) to read the disc to see if I have Defective backup (I can browse Xbox Disc in windows by using xISO), and the result is......... My Pioneer can't read the disc.
So I use Alcohol 120% to see if I have anything on the disc (since Alcohol can Blindly read the disc and you can see the space used in the disc).
And I got this.. Result With Pioneer 117 , Result With Lite-On 1693S .
As you can see, the result with Pioneer is really strange since it shown that 8G is used on 4.7G disc (and the disc is UNusable), but with Lite-On, I can get the correct capacity of the disc.
At this stage, I USE DVD-R Bluechip 4X
So I decided to try Bluechip 4X since 8X came from TYG02 but 4X came from RITEKG05.
This time it's little better cause the disc is recognise in all drive (Xbox, Pioneer and Lite-On) But all drive (except Lite-On) have Slow-Read problem and it's takes forever to copy something from the disc).
I think I have defective drive, so I have my drive RMA.
[B]After I Have My Drive RMA[/B]
After I got it back (the new one), I try to burn the same image again (xbox game) /w the same method (and I still use Bluechip 8X). But this time it's difference, my disc is recognise in all Drive (Xbox, Pioneer and Lite-On).
My Question Is
1. Is my first one is defected ? ( Since the new one performs better in writing Bluechip disc and both drive have Ks09 Firmware. )
2. Do you have any recommendation about Good quality DVD to use with my 1693S ? (If you can, please tell the manufacturer ID) (EDIT: After read many threads here, I have an idea about what medium I should use)
2nd Problem, Booktype Setting
How can I change booktype ?
I tried using LiteOn Bit Setting Utility 1.3.5 to change booktype /W Philips +R and Optodisc +R discs (ALL DISCS ARE EMPTY), Like this picture (CLICK) "WRITE NOW" icon is Gray-Out, even "CHANGE" button is pressed and the program tell me that booktype is successfully chagned, but nothing ever happen, my disc can't be change cause I can't Write to the disc. When I press Query button my disc is still DVD+R.
My Question Is
So how can I change that setting ?
Or my new drive is gonna dead again .
3rd Problem, Cd-Audio Writing
I also have CD-A writing problem with 1693S.
CD-R Mitsubishi Phono-R is used, I copy my Cd Audio disc-to-disc using Nero @8X speed (lowest speed that can be used).
And I got UNreadable disc.
When I browse the disc, I can see its contents but it can't be play (veryyyyyy slow read speed in Pioneer, Lite-On and my CD Player).
My Question Is
Does Lite-On has Compatilility Problem with Mitsubishi CD-R ?
That's all my questions.
It take almost an hour to write this thrad and capture the pics, but I really need some input cause I want to know if my new drive is gonna dead again.
Any help would be APPRECIATE
P.S. This time Lite-On is really disappointed me, I used to love the quality of the drive (cd-rw). But this time, I got defective drive out of the box and my new drive start acting strange.