The two drives not only share the same bezel design, but many of the same logos. You are probably going to get varying results from a full data disc to a single layer movie disc. These instructions are pretty brief since there really isn’t much to plugging in a few cables and turning a computer on. Exact Audio Copy can tell us a lot about a drive’s capabilities. Simply drag and drop the files you want to backup onto the icon.

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Some even slow down to read single layer DVD-Video discs. By reading these discs back at this speed, we can see if there are any readability issues caused by the number of errors or high levels of jitter. All you need to do is connect the power cable, plug the USB cable into the drive and the computer, and then power the drive sohw-1673sh. The disc is Right underneath the tray is the emergency eject hole.

Testing a drive’s DVD writing quality isn’t easy. The two drives not only share the same bezel design, but many of the same logos.

When it’s done, insert a blank disc in the drive. Measuring mm x 66mm x mm and weighing in at 1.

LiteOn SOHWSU – DVD±RW (+R DL) drive – USB – external Overview – CNET

The drive’s region can be changed five times and after that it cannot be changed anymore. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, While the software might be a little too simplistic for some power users, it made copying discs and backing up files a quick and easy process. The person can then drag and drop files onto a CD-RW disk.


It lights up green when both reading and writing. This time around, the drive reached a maximum transfer speed of about 8.

From there, it’s as easy as entering the serial number, choosing the location where you want to install the program and then waiting for the files to be copied over. When you’re done adding files, insert a blank disc into the drive and press the “FILE” button once again.

Keep reading as we find out. It actually extracts each track twice and then compares them to check for any errors.

The diagrams Lite-On has provided are clearly labeled and easy to understand. However, because it scans with an ECC sum of 8, a higher number of PIF errors is acceptable, as long as they do not exceed While it wasn’t able to top the kite-on from Sony, it gave it a run for its money thanks to a maximum DAE speed of Right underneath the tray is the emergency eject hole.

I created about 8GB of random files and directories on my hard drive and then burned them to our test discs with Nero.

LiteOn SOHW-1673SU – DVD±RW (+R DL) drive – USB 2.0 – external

Act like your business depends on them Backups: We have a computer that is used only for testing hardware. If you use a dual layer disc you probably won’t get the best results because most DVD-ROM drives slow down to read them.


Simply drag and drop the files you want to backup onto the icon. The Movie on DVD. Unfortunately, there is no power switch so you will need to sohw-1673u the drive if you want to turn it off. However, they remained within acceptable limits for the most part. Sohw-1673xu it didn’t have the fastest quick erase time out of the four drives here, it was able to do a full erase in 4: While the SOHWSU isn’t the fastest or most feature packed drive to come through the ‘Labs, it’s definitely one of the easiest to use.

To see how well Lite-On’s new drivecan read scratched and dirty discs, I used CD Speed’s ScanDisc utility to see how many sectors were damaged or unreadable.

Lite-On SOHW-1673SU EZ-DUB DVD Writer

Developed with the everyday consumer in mind, EZ-DUB makes copying discs and backing up data as easy as pressing a button and following sobw-1673su few simple steps.

Each benchmark test has been run three times. The specs below have been taken from Lite-On’s website and the box the drive came in.