Shw-160p6s

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#1

Anyone know if this drive is any good? Thanks.


#2

Just bought it few weeks back. Works good for me. Has the famouse -R GAP issue. But, that will soon be sorted out. It is already in a Test F/w.

Upgrade to the Test F/W (PV7U) for properly burning -R. I’ve done it and it works like a charm.

Go ahead


#3

Yes the SHW-160P6S is a very good drive and I been very happy :slight_smile: with it. I liked it so much and Brought the SHW-165P6S as well.


#4

Mine refuses to burn TDK DVD+RW, even with latest stock firmware update (09). My BENQ and Optorite drives has no problem with it. Is there a new/test firmware that would fix that and if so where can I get it? Thanks, this’ve been driving me nuts!


#5

Now, this is interesting… How come Nero InfoTool reports supported speeds down to 2.4x on BenQ DW1640 but only down to 6x on the Lite-On ?!? Same 16x Fuji DVD+R media …

Could this be the reason it can’t burn the 2.4x TDK DVD+RW disc?


#6

Any observations regarding this? Thanks!


#7

I think that’s not the reason you can’t burn that rw well.

If you want to burn 16x rated disc dvd+/-r using 2.4x/2x, use test firmware and force to HT.
http://home.pchome.com.tw/myhome/zwind/Firmware/PV8QWIN.EXE


#8

Which DVD media did you try with this drive?, I have bought this drive but actually I only use it for quality scan with CD/DVD Speed and Kprobe because I’m really happy with My LG drive for DVD burns.
Someone have some scan to post with good quality media like Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim?


#9

Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim are not available to me locally so can’t do anything about that.

Do you want to know which -R media I used with this drive? Is it what you asked?


#10

I bought the drive and flashed it to the newest test firmware and am pretty happy with it. I read the hardware is the same as the new burner supporting RAM. Anyone flashed the 160P6S to the 165P6S RAM firmware successfully?