I have burned hundreds of discs with it. Its layer break is at 3. After 10 months of service, good copies, mine created copy with alot of errors. Somehow a good even if not cheap experience I know in the meantime very bad stories about useless DVDs with very important data – in those cases family videos. Rated this writer 10 of For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab.

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Rated this writer 2 of Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. This then working better? It thinks it has a data CD and spins at full speed when this software is playing wav-files from this CD for what 4x would be too fast. So I am not sure if the drive is useless or the whole DVD burning approach has still a long way to go. I believe you one more time But I cannot do the same. On the other hand they mention this as a special feature.

Most hurts me that I cannot read many CDs.

Lite-on SOHWS Firmware 0B Driver – TechSpot

CD2 comments, 1 good0 mixed sobw-1693s, 0 poor. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.


Was cheap, its pretty fast, and its dual layer. I have installed and reinstalled hundreds of drives after all I would have given this a 10 except I keep getting dust buildup inside the headset jack and the volume control.

Or I have a CD teaching a language.

Perhaps it was easier for them to leave it there from models long ago than to take this away. Change the product name very often. The Liteon has a plug for an earphone and a wheel to adjust the volume. But it does not realize that I want to copy the data.

No additional import sohw-693s at delivery!

Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab Add to watch list. Comments posted by Scott from United States, May 26, Sure you might say – I use the sound card anyway.

I have had my drive since I have not had any problem with the burner and stacks of cheap 8x DVD-R. My S initially had the same problem with the earphone jack not working when playing back audio CDs, and I later found that the firmware version KSOA installed in at least some of the drives did not turn on the earphone sound.


Just got this burner a few weeks ago. CD Recording Tests 9.

What did I win? I guess the 15 percent is a good number.

LiteOn SOHW-1693S

So this special feature of Liteon is pretty useless – it seems to be a bad joke. To this day it is one of my best burners. W01 comments, 1 good0 mixed0 poor. I use it in a External USB 2. See terms – opens in a new window or tab.

Lite-On SOHW-1693S DVD Writer

But my old Thinkpad drive reads them without any problems – it was always my quality check… Does the audio plug work at your drive? I know it is only for audio CDs… All in all I can say I would like to know the experience of other users before I return this drive. I even forced IDE drive search and saved settings manually.