SHW-160P6S and DVD+RW write problems



I have a Liteon SHW-160P6S. I can read and write CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, but I can’t write to a new Sony DVD+RW 2.4x disk. I tried copying audio, data, nothing works. The disk did work in my DVD Recorder.

Apps used:

  • DVD2one
  • Ashampoo Burning Studio
  • DVDInfoPro
  • DVDFab Platinum

Is it because the Liteon SHW-160P6S is not compatible with the Sony DVD+RW disk?

What DVD+RW disk do I need and what speed?

Thank you,


I don’t recollect ever seeing any 2.4x Sony DVD+RW media. The LiteOn drives only know the SONYS11 (4x) and SONYS21 (8x) media. You’d be better off using some faster media anyway. Ricoh 8x media always seem to work okay and is readily available in most places.


C0deKing here is the Sony DVD+RW Disc Info from DVD Identifier…

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+RW:RICOHJPN-W01-001]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+RW] - [DVD+RW]
Manufacturer Name : [Ricoh Co. Ltd.]
Manufacturer ID : [RICOHJPN]
Media Type ID : [W01]
Product Revision : [001]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4.70 GB (4.38 GiB)]
Recording Speeds : [1x-2.4x]

[ DVD Identifier V4.3.0 - ]

I had these Sony DVD+RW laying around for awhile. I thought they might be kind of out dated for my Liteon.

I’ll get some new 8x Media.



Ah, Sony used 2.4x Ricoh +RW. Please let us know how you get on with the faster media.


O.K. I purchased some Memorex DVD+RW 4x, that’s all Circuitcity had in stock.

I burned data, videos and music with these DVD+RW and all is O.K.

For some reason the SHW-160P6S didn’t like the Sony DVD+RW’s.

KiddNovak aka “NovakCloned”