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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    got myself a dvd burner

    Finally made the plunge. I got a Liteon SOHW812S nice little drive. took about 15 mins to burn 4.5gigs of data. Its very quiet and now it only takes me about 30mins to burn a hr tape from my camcorder and the quality is 100x better than SVCD.

    I did find a bios flash that will allow it to read at 32x instead of the 12 but I think I'll wait for fastgame since hes a cdfreak member.



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    Near Life Experienced TZ Veteran zipp51's Avatar
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    Very nice Phish.You will love the dependibility of Lite On.Sony I believe uses them for their brand name burners.I have a Sony DU 14A with a firmware flash which is just so it can be recognized by Nero.They are getting faster and cheaper by the day.
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    Nice burner. It sure beats the hell out of a 700MB CDR, I'd certainly wait for FGs advice on the firmware upgrade.

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    Good for you. Hope it does well for you.

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    Nice specs phish. I'm looking for one like yours that can handle high speed CD-R writing.

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    Yup, I very recently got that one too !
    Close to the cheapest model over in Australia and awesome value for money. Got 2 blank DVD-Rs, PowerDVD5, Sonic MyDVD and DVD video editing software - all for $145 Aussie and all in a retail package ! Also separately bought 3 Verbatim DVD RWs and burnt my first DVD - what an amazing feeling - 4.7GB in the palm of my hand My entire freeware collection in a single DVD - Woohoo !

    http://www.liteonit.com.tw/ODD/engli...e_sohw812s.asp
    This model has won numerous awards too.

    Has anyone used the Sonic MyDVD software before. Seems to be able to do a full system backup to a DVD. Has anyone successfully recovered from this?

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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    well I updated the firmware to R48SS0E, but I found some that are suppose to make the dvd reader a 32x not sure which to use though.

    812s.us0g
    us0f
    us0a
    us05
    so fastgame got any clue which one I should use. I saw on liteon's site they will no longer rma drives which have been flashed with a firmware that is not supported with the drive.



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    I need to check it out, been a few weeks since I last went to CD freaks and I forgot which firmware was working the best, the last I heard was the US0Q is working good.

    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    I saw on liteon's site they will no longer rma drives which have been flashed with a firmware that is not supported with the drive.
    You can always flash it back unless you smoke the chip

    I would leave it alone till I research it....DVD's aren't quite as easy as CD-R drives and I don't have a DVD drive for experiments.

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.....JMHO dood

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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    you know us techs have to tweak the hell out of it til it breaks then you get the newest and fastest. or you just get fastgames sloppy seconds.



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    mmmm sloppy

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    I've uploaded a patched 832S firmware upgrade. Upgrades 812S to 832S so you now have dual burning funtionality

    http://decentdownloads.x-istence.com/software/812S.exe

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    i think i should get me one of those specially with my recent system recovery fiasco...

    if the label on my cd-rom drive reads "hp cd-writer & dvd-rom" it doesn't imply that i can burn a dvd..right?
    Last edited by rohitk89; September 24th, 2004 at 11:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coathanger007
    I've uploaded a patched 832S firmware upgrade. Upgrades 812S to 832S so you now have dual burning funtionality

    http://decentdownloads.x-istence.com/software/812S.exe

    have you tested this? dont want to ruin a perfectly working burner.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rohitkumar
    i think i should get me one of those specially with my recent system recovery fiasco...

    if the label on my cd-rom drive reads "hp cd-writer & dvd-rom" it doesn't imply that i can burn a dvd..right?

    Right,it implies that you have a cd-writer and dvd player.What you have is called a combo drive.
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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