What did I buy from Ebay?

The ebay ad said it was an SHW 16h5s but when I unpacked it I got a lite-on SHM 165H6S. Date of manufacture is Dec 2005. Not listed on their web site. Here’s NERO’s info…

Nero InfoTool 3.07

Drive Information

Type : DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version : HS02
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : 2005-12-12
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : 2005/12/12 11:40
Drive Letter : D:
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 48 X
Write Speed : 48 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R DL : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : Yes
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : None
Changes User : 5
Changes Vendor : 4

Looks like the upgraded version of the SHM-165H5S

You can find out all you need to about the 2 drives here:


You just got a better drive!!!

I think you got a good deal should be very happy. It’s a great drive !!!

Thanks to the person who sent the lite- on link. I feel much better now that I seen some info on the drive and had a couple of days to play with it.

And your right, it appears to be a much better drive then the one I was looking for.

Thanks for the replies… :smiley: