Smart Burn Utility - Which Version?

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#1

I see that some of you are using Liteon’s Smart Burn 3.1.16t
while the official version from the Liteon Homepage is 3.1.16 (non-t).

From what I’ve read, the t-version is a test version, thus older than the
officially released version - is that correct ?

Also, the “t” version has two checkboxes for hyper tuning
(enable online hyper tuning AND force hyper tuning).
I understand that “force hyper tuning” always forces the drive
to use HT even for known media.

The official (non-t) version only has one button to enable Hyper Tuning.
What does this mean ? If I enable it in this version, will it be “always
forced” or will it be only used when needed ?

Thx.
Raynor


#2

I’m not sure the “t” version is older but try them both and see which you like best. Most of us like the “t” version better.


#3

sure, I’ve tried both. The thing I wonder about is that single “enable HT” button
in the non-t version. Does that “force” HT for all (i.e. also for known) media (similar to the
force checkbox in the t-version), or does it only enable HT “when necessary” (for unknown media) ?

EDIT: From reading around some more and comparing the file dates, I
conclude that the t-version is actually newer … I wonder why LiteOn doesn’t
offer it on their site …

Oh, and another question :bigsmile:: Would you generally recommend to enable
"Online Hyper Tuning" ? Could results with it enabled be possibly worse than
without it ?


#4

No. The “t” version is newer and better because it’s easier to understand and because it supports enabling/disabling Online-HyperTuning.

Also, the “t” version has two checkboxes for hyper tuning
(enable online hyper tuning AND force hyper tuning).
I understand that “force hyper tuning” always forces the drive
to use HT even for known media.

The official (non-t) version only has one button to enable Hyper Tuning.
What does this mean ? If I enable it in this version, will it be "always
forced" or will it be only used when needed ?
The “Disable HyperTuning” button in the non-t version only changes HyperTuning and not Online-HyperTuning. It’s equivalent to the “Force HyperTuning” checkbox in the “t” version, except that the checkbox is for enabling and the button is for disabling… that’s why the “t” version is easier to understand.

HyperTuning is always enabled for unknown media.

So use the “t” version - it’s newer, easier to understand, and more powerful.

EDIT: People have different experiences with HyperTuning and Online-HyperTuning. On my 5S and 6S drives I usually have both turned on and that wotrks at least as well as with any of the options turned off. OHT should in theory be good when you have variable media because it checks the media while burning and can modify writing strategy on the fly. HT should in theory be good when you have unknown media and known media with batch variations, because it can modify write strategy for the current disc.


#5

Thank you. Yes, I also found the non-t confusing.

As to HT / OHT: Is it correct that both functions are mainly intended
for unknown or low quality media ? I will only use HQ-Media (TY / MCC),
so am I better off leaving these functions disabled ?


#6

I added an answer to my post above.


#7

You just need to experiment with the settings and the media you use.

Actually there is another tool here you can try too.