Sunday, May 27, 2018
Most Popular
Hardware Reviews
Optical Storage
WEB Reviews
Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 V.3 4TB SAS 6Gb/s HDD Review
OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review @ Custom PC Review
Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H
NZXT Phantom 630
Auvio Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review
Corsair H90 CPU Cooler Review
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z77X (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review
Noctua NH-L9i Cooler Review on Technic3D
Breaking News
Google Takes The Lead Over Amazon in Smart Speaker Market
FBI Says Reboot Your Router to Stop Malware Infecting 500k Devices
ASUS Chromebox 3 Series Coming in July
U.S. to Impose Fine, New Management to ZTE to Keep it in Business
Facebook Keeps Working on In-house Chip Designs
AMD Increased GPU Market Share in Q1
Seagate's New VR Power Drive Adds Capacity and Extends Battery Life of the HTC VIVE Focus VR Headset
Samsung Should Pay Apple $539 million in Patent Retrial
Home > Hardware Reviews > Optical Storage

Saturday, March 24, 2007

1. Introduction

Today we take a look at a 16x DVD burner from LiteOn. Though the SH-16A7S is not new on the market, it comes with a SATA interface and supports all types of DVD media currently available.

Writing speeds for the LiteOn DVDRW drive are set at 16X for DVD±R, 8X for DVD±R DL, 8X for rewriting DVD+RW, 6X for rewriting DVD-RW, 12X for DVD-RAM,32X for CD-RW and 48X for CD-R.

The basic features of the drive include:

  • ATAPI/E-IDE Half-Height internal DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R9/ DVD-R9/ DVD-RAM /DVD-ROM / CD-R/ CD-RW / CD-ROM combination drive.

  • Supports Double Layer DVD +/- R9 Recording Function.

  • SMART-BURN avoiding Buffer UnderRun Error, Automatically adjusting writing strategy & running OPC to provide the best burning quality.

  • SMART-X function adjusts CD-DA / VCD / DVD data extraction to a fastest allowable speed according to both data request rate from host and disk quality.

  • ABS® system reduce vibration and noise during recording and reading.

  • Support Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn.

  • DVD read compliant: DVD single/dual layer (PTP/OTP), DVD-R(3.9GB/4.7GB), DVD-R multi-borders, DVD-RAM,DVD+R, DVD+R multi-sessions, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW.

  • CD read compliant: CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, Photo-CD, Multi-session, Karaoke-CD,Video-CD, CD-I FMV, CD Extra, CD Plus, CD-R, and CD-RW.

  • Support both 8 cm and 12 cm disc of CD and DVD family.

  • Conform to Orange Book : Part 2 CD-R Volume 1, Part 2 CD-R Volume 2 Multi Speed, Part 3 CD-RW Volume 1 ( 1x, 2x, and 4x ), Part 3 CD-RW Volume 2 : High Speed, Part 3 CD-RW Volume 3 : Ultra Speed.

  • Support Fixed packet, Variable packet, Disc-at-once, Session-at-once and Track-at-once.

  • Supported transfer mode: PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 and Ultra DMA mode 4.
DVD Family Write
DVD+R 16X  maximum
DVD-R 16X  maximum
DVD+R9 8X  maximum
DVD-R9 8X  maximum
DVD-RAM 12X  maximum
DVD+RW 8X    maximum
DVD-RW 6X    maximum
Read 16X  maximum
Access time 160ms
CD Family Write
CD-R 48X  maximum
CD-RW 32X  maximum
Read 48X  maximum
Access time 160ms
Buffer Size 2MB (MAX)
PC Required Pentium 4 1.3GHz or higher CPU and 128MB or higher RAM are
HDD must have access time < 20ms; with a minimum of 650MB free
9GB free space for creating a DVD image file (9GB for double layer;
5GB for single layer).
Compatibility Microsoft Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP
MTBF (Life) 70000POH
S/N Ration > 75dB
General Environment
Operating 5°C to 50°C; Relative Humidity: 15% to 80%
Non-Operating -40°C to 65°C; Relative Humidity: 15% to 95%
Dimension 145(W) x 41.3(H) x 170(D) mm
Weight < 0.9Kg
Voltage Requirements
+5V +/-5% and less than 100 mVp-p ripple voltage
+12V +/-5% and less than 200 mVp-p ripple voltage

The drive

The typical front panel on the drive includes the DVD Multi Recorder logo, indicating the multi-format support for the various DVD formats.

The rear panel on the drive is also typical, featuring the SATA interface.

Our test sample was manufactured in October 2006.

This drive is based on the MediaTek MT-1899E Chipset, as seen in the pictures below.

Click for High Resolution Image

Click for High Resolution Image


The LiteOn drive was connected via a SATA interface and was recognized as "LITE-ON DVDRW SH-16A7S". The basic features of the drive are given below, from Nero and DVDInfo Pro software utilities.

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .