Need updated opinion

vbimport

#1

Ordering parts for my next rig. Have been a loyal LiteOn guy for a while now but need a few questions answered…

  1. I bought the 1213S and rode the improvement wave all the to the 1653S (CSOP)…is it safe to say the 1673S is the beginning of the ‘next’ family of f/w upgradable drives from LiteON?

  2. I’m too much of a noob to really understand the graphs…has the 1693S’s cd-r writing with the new f/ws improved since the initial reviews?

  3. The new NEC seems to be kickin @ss, should I expect future litleon f/w updates to close this gap?

Thx for your insight as usual…Mm


#2

the 1213s can be upgraded to the 1653s, 1673s is upgradable to 1693s. they won’t be upgradable to the next generation 16x5S drives.

with KS09/KY04 cr writing has improved but still needs some work.

nec is good but if you want a liteon, wait for the 5S seres. should be out in some months. the benq 1640 is also a very good drive.


#3

Ok…thanx much!! :slight_smile: