They were my drives of choice when it came to testing. The LiteOn drives were extremely flexible, firmware wise, in terms of read-speed and write speed hacks, strategy re-labelling and swapping through Omnipatcher because of the big community that had built around guys at CD Freaks which included employees of LiteOn themselves. This is the underside of the drive. However, I am unable to make use of the Codeguys downloads because I keep getting this error when I try to extract the files: Instead, use the photos in this review for a closer look under the hood. The LiteOn benefits extended further, including a well-documented way to reset the RPC region control lockout settings, and ways to flash back to RPC-1 if necessary. My drive died with a similar problem, it did not recognize or read cd-media.

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In this mainboard, the main SOC is mounted on the reverse side — what you see is the connectors on the right edge, the combo motor controller for spindle, tray and pickup sled and the buffer memory from Samsung.

While doing testing for the Milleniata post, I discovered that my two trusty quality test workhorses were dead.

LITE-ON SOHWS resources and drivers

March 3, at March 8, at LiteON recently released their latest 16X recorder, following on the footsteps of other manufacturers. This is connected by ribbon to the main board on the right. I was sure that the laser is working because I was seeing the red laser light not directly, of course: But I doubt it will help. One interesting thing is that the laser pickups have QR codes on them — disassembling both drives and scanning their pickups gives us the following photo: Leave this field blank.


I probe the new flashes, but my Lite-On is still in the same way. Laptops by Justin Jaffe Nov 26, About Privacy Contact Us. How to open these drives? By clicking on the picture, you can see a higher resolution image. Home Entertainment by Ty Pendlebury Oct 28, This entry was posted in ComputingObituary and tagged computer hardwaredeadoptical disc. I use the same firmware and fine with me.

One day I find Cd Freaks and your invaluable help. WinRAR did the trick. Windows does not have that capability built in.

And one of them is the first one to die. I will sorely miss these drives, but that being said, laser failure sow-1633s to be a common trait amongst many LiteOn drives — the fact mine have lived such long and productive lives is something to marvel at on its own. Samsung Releases New Flash Laptop.


Thanks for reporting back about WinRAR. This allowed us to gain speed, free of charge, courtesy of a few bit-twiddles. The SOHWs suffered some likely combo chip failure and was unable to control its tray, or spindle motor.

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Through this, their drives inherited some of the features the ribbing on the top surface — that was introduced on the BenQ Philips DW first as a way to keep the airflow inside the drive quiet and life harness it for cooling. Large drive for a low price Large drive for a low price by Dong Ngo. I recently bought a new pc with a dvd burner. You will also see the flash chip with the firmware, covered with a label that has the initial firmware revision the drive shipped with — BS A fast portable drive with massive storage space A fast portable drive with massive storage space by Dong Ngo.

An Obiturary: LiteOn SOHW-1633S, and LH-18A1P

My performed very well for a long time with CS0T. Than you know the maximum speed you can burn them. Weird how WinZip tries to open the file?

With that quick diagnosis, I take a moment to salute these fine drives, and send them onto their way towards the garbage. I dowloaded the bsoy zip file, but when I unzip the file it says: