I just got the LiteOn 16101b 16/10/40 CDRW and it is a piece of shit.
Ever since I got it, i can't get anything to burn at all. Then I realized that most of the software wasn't updated for it (ie Adaptec) even though most reviews somehow say that this drive works (IMO they didn't review the drive).
But I got the most recent CDRWIN which supports this drive and when I burn images it just burns a coaster. It completes successfully but when I try and look at the cd in Explorer it can't find the disc or it says "Error in F:\ Incorrect Function."
I even used the Nero that came bundled with the drive (v220.127.116.11) and that even burns the same kind of coasters (successful burn, nothing readable). The CD's also don't work on other computers. I've tried both TDK and PNY brands of 16x CD-R media and that doesn' t work.
I upgraded the firmware of the drive from TS0L to TS0T and that still hasn't fixed anything. About the only that I had managed to get to burn properly was an Audio CD when I first got this drive. But that was just once, and since then it doesn't work.
I tried changing the drive's position from secondary slave, secondary master, and primary slave. Still nothing.
So I guess I must be pretty justified in saying this drive is a piece of crap, unless someone else had the same trouble and managed to figure it out, in which case I'd definitely like some help!
Sorry if this sounds like a rant, but it is!
P3-700 on Abit BE-6 II motherboard
256 MB SDRAM (2x 128Mb)
Primary Master - Maxtor 6Gb
Secondary Master - Pioneer DVD 104s
Secondary Slave - LiteOn 16/10/40
Third Master (UDMA 66 channel) - Western Digital 30Gb ATA66
SB Live! 5.1
Intel Pro/PC 100 NIC
Winfast GeForce 256 32 MB SDRAM