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Lite-On SOHW-812S DVD±RW Burner

Reviewed by James Sams on 05/20/2004

Drive label
DVD Family : Write DVD+R 8x ( 10800KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV
    DVD-R 8x ( 10800KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV
  ReWrite DVD+RW 4x ( 5400KB/sec ) by CLV
    DVD-RW 4x ( 5400KB/sec ) by CLV
  Read 12x ( 16200KB/sec ) maximum by CAV
  Access time 160 ms
CD Family : Write CD-R 40x ( 6000KB/sec ) maximum by P-CAV
  ReWrite CD-RW 24x ( 3600KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV in UltraSpeed disc
  Read 40x ( 6000KB/sec ) maximum by CAV
  Access time 160 ms
Buffer Size : 2 MB
PC Required : Pentium III 450 MHz or faster CPU and 128 MB or higher RAM are required
  650 MB HDD available capacity; and 5 GB free space for creating a DVD image file
MTBF ( Life ) : 70,000 Hours
S/N Ration : > 75 dB
Environment : Operating 5C to 45C; Relative Humidity: 15% to 80%
Dimension : 145.0 ( W ) x 41.3 ( H ) x 170.0 ( D ) mm
Weight : < 0.9 Kg
Drive Info

The specs are great for the most part. For some reason, the drive is continuously showing up as reading at 8x when it is supposed to read at 12x. Several programs such as Nero's DriveSpeed were used to try to get the drive to go to 12x to no avail, regardless of the media used. Firmware updates were not available from Lite-On's website for this particular drive. This is not just a misinterpretation, the benchmarks will show that the drive does not get above 8x.

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