So what do you think? Its probably a Liteon right.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827248006

i’d say definitely a LiteOn, since they have a joint venture with Philips, the front bezel looks BenQ DW1670-ish and the only manufacturers with 20x burners are LiteOn and LG, AFAIK. It’s amazing how many ways are they trying to sell the same product…

Did you ever think of, that LiteOn may be a company operated by a powerful alien breed who are trying to overtake our planet by putting their components into every computer ?

One they those apparantely harmless DVD drives get activated and will wipe us out completely

OMG… have you watched [I]I, Robot[/I] (the worst example for product placement, lol) too often or what?

Yep, LiteOn design for BenQ, Philips, Sony, and also manufacture for NEC/Optiarc and Plextor. That’s really much…

Similar to MBI who have now bought some Philips optical storage department…

yes it is lite on MediaTek MT1898E

about bezel… it match to all lite on drive

at least I got cool bezel

The SPD2413 firmware looks like a Liteon LH-20A1P firmware.

```
Media Code Speed Edit V 1.1.0.1 SE
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Firmware: PHILIPS SPD2413P GP022007/03/01 19:34
Bootcode: PHILIPS SPD2413P 0P0A2007/03/01 19:34
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Overall supported media types: 233
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DVD+R9 supported media types: 20
DVD+R supported media types: 71
DVD+RW supported media types: 38
DVD-R9 supported media types: 8
DVD-R supported media types: 55
DVD-RW supported media types: 28
DVD-RAM supported media types: 13
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DVD+R9 supported media types: 20
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CMC MAG D01-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG D02-000 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG D03-064 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG D04-000 8x,6x,4x
FUJIFILM FR1-000 8x,6x,4x
INFOME D01-000 4x,2.4x
KIC00000 D20-000 2.4x
MKM 001-000 4x,2.4x
MKM 003-000 8x,6x,4x
PHILIPS CD2-000 2.4x
PHILIPS PD2-000 2.4x
PRODISC D01-000 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN D00-001 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN D01-067 8x,6x,4x
RITEK D01-001 2.4x
RITEK D03-001 8x,6x,4x
RITEK S01-000 4x,2.4x
RITEK S04-001 8x,6x,4x
RITEK S04-066 8x,6x,4x
RITEK X08-001 8x,6x,4x
DVD+R supported media types: 71
------------------------------------------
AML 002-000 6x
AML 003-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
BeAll000 P40-000 4x
BeAll000 PG0-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
CMC MAG E01-000 8x,6x
CMC MAG F01-000 4x
CMC MAG M01-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
CMC MAG M01-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
CMC MAG M02-000 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x
DAXON AZ2-000 8x,6x
DAXON AZ3-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
DAXON AZ3-000 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x
DAXON CY3-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
GSC503 H01-000 8x,6x
GSC503 H02-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
INFODISC R20-000 8x,6x
INFOME R20-000 8x,6x
INFOME R30-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
LD S03-000 8x,6x
LD S04-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
LD S04-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
LGEP16 001-000 6x
MAXELL 001-000 4x
MAXELL 002-000 8x,6x
MAXELL 003-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
MAXELL 003-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
MBIPG101 R03-000 4x
MBIPG101 R04-001 8x,6x
MBIPG101 R05-001 16x,12x,8x,6x
MBIPG101 R05-001 20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x
MCC 002-000 4x
MCC 003-000 8x,6x
MCC 004-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
MCC 004-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
MUST 006-002 16x,12x,8x,6x
NAN YA FLX-000 12x,8x,6x
NANYA CHX-000 6x
NANYA CLX-000 8x,6x
NSD R40-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
OPTODISC OR8-000 8x,6x
OPTODISC R16-000 6x
PHILIPS C08-000 8x,6x
PHILIPS C16-001 12x,8x,6x
PRODISC R02-000 4x
PRODISC R03-003 8x,6x
PRODISC R04-004 16x,12x,8x,6x
PRODISC R05-001 16x,12x,8x,6x
Philips 081-000 6x
Plasmon1 C01-000 8x,6x
RICOHJPN R01-002 4x
RICOHJPN R02-003 8x,6x
RICOHJPN R03-004 16x,12x,8x,6x
RITEK F16-001 16x,12x,8x,6x
RITEK P16-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
RITEK R02-001 4x
RITEK R03-002 8x,6x
RITEK R04-001 16x,12x,8x,6x
RITEK R05-001 16x,12x,8x,6x
SAST A01-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
SONY D11-000 8x,6x
SONY D21-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
SONY D21-000 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x
TDK 001-000 4x
TDK 002-000 8x,6x
TDK 003-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
TDK 003-000 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x
YUDEN000 T01-001 4x
YUDEN000 T01-001 8x,6x
YUDEN000 T02-000 8x,6x
YUDEN000 T03-000 16x,12x,8x,6x
YUDEN000 T03-000 20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x
DVD+RW supported media types: 38
------------------------------------------
CMC MAG W01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG W02-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG W03-000 8x,6x
DAXON D41-000 4x
DAXON D42-000 4x
INFODISC A01-002 2.4x
INFODISC A10-000 4x
INFODISC A10-001 4x,2.4x
INFOME A20-000 8x,6x
MBIPG101 W03-000 2.4x
MBIPG101 W04-000 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 W05-000 8x,6x
MCC A01-000 2.4x
MKM A02-000 4x,2.4x
MKM A03-000 8x,6x
NANYA DRW-000 4x
NANYASC DRW-000 2.4x
OPTODISC OP1-001 2.4x
OPTODISC OP4-001 4x
OPTODISC OP8-000 8x,6x
PHILIPS 010-002 4x
PHILIPS 041-000 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS RW8-000 8x,6x
PRODISC W01-002 2.4x
PRODISC W02-000 4x
PRODISC W03-000 8x,6x
RICOHJPN W01-000 2.4x
RICOHJPN W01-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN W11-001 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W21-001 8x,6x
RITEK 001-001 2.4x
RITEK 004-048 4x,2.4x
RITEK 008-000 8x,6x
RITEK W04-000 4x,2.4x
SENTINEL W01-000 2.4x
SENTINEL W02-000 4x
SONY S11-000 4x,2.4x
SONY S21-000 8x,6x
DVD-R9 supported media types: 8
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CMC MAG. AD4 4x,2x
CMC MAG. AD8 8x,6x,4x
MKM 01RD30 4x,2x
MKM 03RD30 8x,6x,4x
MXL RGD02 8x,6x,4x
RITEKP01 4x,2x
RITEKP02 8x,6x,4x
TYG11 8x,6x,4x
DVD-R supported media types: 55
------------------------------------------
BeAll G16001 16x,12x,8x,6x
CMC MAG. AE1 8x,6x,4x
CMC MAG. AF1 4x
CMC MAG. AM1 12x,8x,6x
CMC MAG. AM3 16x,12x,8x,6x
CMC MAG. AM3 20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x
DAXON008S 8x,6x,4x
DAXON016S 16x,12x,8x,6x
DAXON016S 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x
FUJIFILM03 8x,6x,4x
FUJIFILM04 16x,12x,8x,6x
GSC003 8x,6x,4x
GSC004 8x,6x,4x
INFODISC-R20 8x,6x,4x
LEADDATA S03 8x,6x,4x
MBI 01RG20 4x
MBI 01RG40 16x,12x,8x,6x
MBI 03RG40 16x,12x,8x,6x
MCC 01RG20 4x
MCC 02RG20 8x,6x,4x
MCC 03RG20 16x,12x,8x,6x
MCC 03RG20 16x,12x,8x,6x
MUST 007 16x,12x,8x,6x
MXL RG02 4x
MXL RG03 8x,6x,4x
MXL RG04 16x,12x,8x,6x
MXL RG04 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x
NAN YA A01 8x,6x,4x
NAN YA F02 12x,8x,6x
OPTODISCR008 8x,6x,4x
OPTODISCR016 16x,12x,8x,6x
PRINCO 4x
ProdiscF01 8x,6x,4x
ProdiscF02 16x,12x,8x,6x
ProdiscS04 8x,6x,4x
ProdiscS05 16x,12x,8x,6x
RITEKF1 16x,12x,8x,6x
RITEKF1 16x,12x,8x,6x
RITEKG04 4x
RITEKG05 8x,6x,4x
RITEKM02 4x
RITEKM16 16x,12x,8x,6x
SONY08D1 8x,6x,4x
SONY16D1 16x,12x,8x,6x
SONY16D1 20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x
TTG01 4x
TTG02 8x,6x,4x
TTH01 8x,6x,4x
TTH02 16x,12x,8x,6x
TTH02 18x,16x,12x,8x,6x
TYG01 4x
TYG02 8x,6x,4x
TYG03 16x,12x,8x,6x
TYG03 20x,18x,16x,12x,8x,6x
UME01 8x,6x,4x
DVD-RW supported media types: 28
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CMCW02 2x
CMCW03 4x
CMCW04 6x,4x
DAXON_RW2X01 2x
INFOMEDIAA20 4x
JVC0VictorD7 4x
JVC1Victord7 6x,4x
JVC_VictorW7 2x
MCC 01RW11n9 2x
MCC 01RW4X 4x
MKM 01RW6X01 6x,4x
OPTODISCK001 2x
OPTODISCW002 2x
OPTODISCW004 4x
OPTODISCW006 6x,4x
PRINCO 2x
PRINCORW0004 4x
PRINCORW2X01 2x
PVCW00D002K9 2x
PVCW00V00245 2x
Prodisc DW04 2x
Prodisc DW06 4x
RITEKW01 2x
RITEKW04 4x
RITEKW06 6x,4x
TDK502sakuM3 2x
TDK601saku 4x
TDK701saku 6x,4x
DVD-RAM supported media types: 13
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MXL16 5x
MXL22 12x,8x,6x
MXL8 3x
MXL9 3x
MatsushiM01J0002 1x
MatsushiM01J0007 1x
MatsushiM01J0008 3x
MatsushiM01J3002 1x
MatsushiM01J3003 3x
MatsushiM01J3004 3x
MatsushiM01J5006 5x
MatsushiM01JF001 12x,8x,6x
Optodisc 1x
```

Too bad, no SolidBurn/HyperTuning/SmartWrite and OverSpeeding… IMGBurn only could enable or disable the WOPC.

Norton Antivirus strikes on 1.6GB, so the drive reduce the speed

Pardon my ignorance, but what is SolidBurn, HyperTuning, SmartWrite, OverSpeeding and WOPC?

Edit: A Google search found me 3 out of 4 of those

Thanks.

I am (was?) getting close to buying this drive, but…

This is where you get the firmware for it:

www.storageupdates.philips.com/en/dvdrw.html

I’ve got one from ‘the egg’ recently and it is a decent drive for the money. It is kinda slow recognizing inserted DVDs, but other than that it works just like most modern burners. I’ve not seen any detailed reviews yet, but from my use it does good job burning all DVD media I have (MCC, AML, CMC…)

I’d recommend this drive even if it does not support some of the fancy functions. “…SolidBurn, HyperTuning, SmartWrite, OverSpeeding and WOPC…” are OK to have, however my PIONEER drives work perfectly fine without any of such…

My idea is to get a cheap drive and then hope it works with the media you have stocked on. From my experience there are no bad burners, but there are horrible burner/media combinations…

The change of getting a good drive is high, and all of them are made in China anyway…

crossflash possible?

I would say it can be crossflahed to BenQ DW2000:

http://service.benq.com.cn/UploadFile/Drivers/ZIP/DW2000_Firmware_6B33.zip

Then you get QSuite support, SolidBurn, WOPC, OverSpeed, TestWrite

Sorry to say [I]Skylon,[/I] you won’t succeed a crossflash with stock DW2000 firmware. Remember, with MediaTek drives you also have to fool eeprom…

I’ll be back soon with an other type of test.

Yup, BenQ DW-2000, Lite-On LH-20A1P, and this Phillips SPD2413BD drive are all the same in hardware. With little effort you can flash them back and forth and decide which firmware you like the most…

I personally like BenQ personality the most, Phillips the least…

Lite-On is OK if you have no other choices…

Check this tread:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=218718

Good job everyone…

[B]@lionwes[/B], sorry to say, but DW2000 and LH-20A1P are all Lite-On hardwarewise (not that sure about firmware though).

And, I’m not sure yet if SPD2413 is the same until somebody proves it is, sofar nobody done this AFAIK.

@pinto2, sorry to say … LOL

Posted before in post #7…, now also the PHILIPS SPD2413P GP03 firmware looks like it should work on a LH-20A1P drive. At least bootcode and eeprom checksum match.

Thanks for heads-up ala42.

I read your post #7, “The SPD2413 firmware [I]looks like a[/I] Liteon LH-20A1P firmware”…

But, not [I]“looks the same as”[/I] LH-20A1P.

BTW, hopefully one member will send latest SPD2413 firmware my way soon.

I don’t know if you ever tried, before I get my eeprom modified, I have already tried to flash my DW1800 to a LH-18A1P and working fine. I get my eeprom modified just to flash it to a DW2000. So I am just doing a guess that the Lite-ON rebadged same-hardware-same-features drive would be crossflashable if u find the right model (just like DW2000 = 20A1P = SPD2413, or DW1800 = 18A1P = SPD2411P)

Once I have put the DW2000 eeprom in my drive, I could crossflash between DW2000 and LH-20A1P. I will try the Philips firmware and let you know the result.

Anyway, I guess DimeDeviL has crossflashed his DW1680(?) to a SPD2413BD with DW2000(?) eeprom checksum in above test (post #8). Yes, another guessing

Heh, I tried all that long ago…

Let us know if [I]stock[/I] Philips firmware (as you linked to in post #12) works on a “DW2000” drive.

BTW, we are not here for [I]guessing[/I].

Well, the “look” of a firmware is a matter of definition

Even if original and rebadged firmwares differ in just one single bit, you can not 100% predict if they will work on a rebadged drive using the identical hardware.

Anyway, I have no doubt that the SPD2413P firmware will work on a LH-20A1P drive and I am absolutely sure you will post some screenshots to prove that