Hi and Happy New Year to you all,
I recently purchached a LiteOn SOHW 832S, and was very happy with it, but had to send it back to the seller because it had problems with recognising blank cd-r media. It was replaced by a 1633S, because of the fact that the 832S was no longer available in Holland. I installed the drive as secondary master, just as the 832 was installed before, and wasted two dvd’s (the supplied ones) due to what Nero called ‘communcation error’. I found out, reading this forum and the online support from Nero, that the 40 wire IDE cable had to be the problem. It turned out to be right, after replacement with a 80 wire cable the problem was solved. I changed the firmware to BSOR and now to BSOS and makes fine burns now.
The SOHW 1633S obviously needs a 80 wire cable because its UDMA 4 (ATA66?) interface. Could this be the cause of more 1633 problems in this forum?
I like the drive and for now I’m very happy with it.