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Lite-On SOHW-1693S Internal Black optical disc drive

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With these drives you can read and record DVDs and/or CDs in all kinds of formats. Please note the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R when buying a DVD burner, often drives can write only to one of those two media types, sometimes to both. When you buy a drive that only supports one type, you will always have to be careful to choose the right writable DVD discs in the shop. Newer DVD drives also support writing to Dual Layer DVDs. This kind of discs have a storage capacity of 8.5 GB instead of the usual 4.7 GB. DVD (re)writers generally can read and write CDs also, but only some CD (re)writers can read DVDs.
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Included since: 05 Aug 2005
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Long product name Lite-On SOHW-1693S Internal Black optical disc drive :
The short editorial description of Lite-On SOHW-1693S Internal Black optical disc drive

ATAPI / E-IDE Half-Height internal DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R9 / DVD-R9 / DVD-ROM / CD-R / CD-RW / CD-ROM combination drive
Short summary description Lite-On SOHW-1693S Internal Black optical disc drive:
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Lite-On SOHW-1693S, Black, 2 MB, 48x, 24x, 48x, 160 ms

Long summary description Lite-On SOHW-1693S Internal Black optical disc drive:
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Lite-On SOHW-1693S. Color of product: Black. Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB. CD write speed: 48x, CD rewrite speed: 24x. CD read speed: 48x. Access time: 160 ms

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Testseek has collected 7 expert reviews for Lite-On SOHW-1693S and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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Today at DevHardware we will be reviewing the LiteOn SOHW-1693S DVD RW/DL drive. This drive has high speed DVD burner capable of recording at 16x for standard DVDs while enabling the user to burn Dual Layer DVDs at up to 4x. What all can this drive off...
Good Extremely Fast Recorder, Compact design is great for small desktops, and shuttle computers, Dual Layer allows the user to save up to 8.3GB per DVD, Drive allows burning at higher speeds than media rated, and beyond drives listed speed, Includes front Beze...
Bad Drive can get extremely loud, Bundled Software doesn’t support Dual Layer (must download updates), No extra IDE cable...
Bottom line This LiteOn drive is extremely fast. It certainly gives the user maximum burning capability and great burn quality. The software bundled with the drive can prevent the user from burning dual layer discs. An update gives you the latest version of Nero w...
LITE-ON SOHW-1693S Dual Layer DVD±R WriterAs far as DVD writers go, the LITE-ON SOHW-1693S seems to have everything anyone could ask for. Well, maybe its missing the much-touted LightScribe technology. But for practical purposes, it will do everything...
The 1693S is the latest drive of the 16XX series from LiteOn, and it combines the 1673S technology along with DVD-R DL media burning support. At first look, this release seems similar in many ways to its previous, the 1673S, but as we will see later on...
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