SATA with Lightscribe?

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#1

Hi, could anyone recommend a SATA burner that also has lightscribe support and burns as well or better then the Benq 1655? I had to RMA mines cause it wouldn’t do lightscribe anymore but the burns were still good. Thanks


#2

Okies so far I’ve found these drives are SATA and have Lightscribe support.

Asus DRW-1814BLT

LG GSA-H62LI

Lite-ON LH-20A1L-06

Samsung SH-S183L

Does anyone know of any others that support at least 18x burning of regular DVD-R/DVD+R media, please list them? I’m going to be mainly using Value Line 8x -/+R TY, 8x -/+R Premium TY, 16x -/+R Value/Prem TY, 16x +R MCC04 Verbatim and 16x -R Verbatims most of which are of the inkjet printable kind. I know I asked for Lightscribe support even though I’m mainly going to be using inkjet printables but I still have a bunch of lightscribe discs that I want to use from past deals.

I probably won’t go with the Samsung as I’ve been reading about the -R lead in problems and don’t want to deal with that. So if you have any other suggestions besides the above four, please list them here, thanks.


#3

I like my LG H62L over my Samsung 183L. The others…well i don’t have those. If you need quality scanning go with the Lite-On.


#4

Hey, you have a Samsung 183L, does it have the lead in problems with DVD-R like others had? What firmware is your 183L? Thanks.

I like the H62L, and one of the reasons I was considering it was based on many of the posts you had in the thread on the LG H62L :slight_smile: . The problem is that it is only available at Best Buy and none of the ones near me have it, I don’t want to pay shipping :slight_smile: and would like to use the rewards zone coupon floating around.

I was thinking about the Lite-ON but didn’t see too much info on it while searching threads.

Anyone have any other suggestions of burners besides the above? Thanks. I forgot to mention it should have bitsetting support.


#5

SB01 and no problems with lead in. I have some problems with older media you cannot buy anymore.

If bitsetting is a must then don’t get the Sammy. The LG will need a warranty voiding f/w i believe (Buffalo). I have no need for bitsetting.


#6

I didn’t know neither of those drives did not support changing of the booktype, thanks for the info.


#7

Hi,

the Samsung does support bitsetting, at least if Nero or ImgBurn are used. No problem there.

Michael


#8

I was thinking i tried using those 2 on my S183L but maybe i haven’t :doh: If i get time later i will try them out. Does it permanently set it or temporarily set it after rebooting?


#9

I used ImgBurn and burned a disc. Here’s results. I haven’t rebooted yet so i don’t know if it stuck.


#10

Hi,

I set the booktype option in Nero to “Automatic” (set and forget). My last disc was a DVD+RW burned with ImgBurn, and the booktype was DVD-ROM. I am sure, I didn’t play with the settings in ImgBurn.
So the setting seems to be permanently, but I am not sure if it is controlled by the applications I am using (Nero and ImgBurn only).

Michael


#11

So the SH-Samsung 183L does support bitsetting? I might get that then since rolling56 didn’t seem to have any lead-in problems. Thanks


#12

No the S183L never had a lead in problem that i know of unless SB00 had problems. They don’t release any f/w for much yet though. It’s up to you on buy one.

Yes it has LS.


#13

I know that their hasn’t been a confirmation about the S183L having the lead in problem, but I’ve been reading about so many other models of Samsung drives that did so I was a bit weary about purchasing one. I was glad to hear that you and one other person who owned a S183L didn’t have lead in problems. I knew about it having lightscribe already but thanks for the reconfirmation. Thanks again for your help


#14

That’s about all the advice i can give you. If you can get one from a store so you can take it back easier that would help. That way you won’t have to pay restocking fees and postage.