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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/21/2004 6:50:26 PM   
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Getting closer...getting closer.

This morning, I have had the pleasure of speaking to Mr James Lo - head rep. for Audiodev [CATS] in Taiwan/Hong Kong. He informs me that LiteOn has made the recent aquisition of 20 CATS based analysis systems. When I asked why he promptly told me that the PUH implementation, about to hit its FOURTH generation, was needing work. When asked about the subtle differences in the PUH's themselves, he said they were far from subtle.....and in context of CATS, a whole different kettle of fish to deal with

Thats really all I could ascertain in the long run. I am sure there is much more to it, but that is not for me to know - rather, this is LiteOn's business with AudioDev.

So, the plot thickens. Raises more questions again really...

Gotta keep digging



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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/21/2004 6:54:02 PM   
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Good information there zebra, lets see if LiteON can make the miracle and improve the not-so-good-with-current-firmware 1213S drive, our review is coming very soon, and as you can imagine isn't so positive towards the LiteON drive!


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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/21/2004 7:55:45 PM   
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So much for client confidentiality. Isn't it illegal for AudioDev to disclose that kind of information? But yes, the 4th generation should be coming up... generation 1 = 01S/11S; 2 = 51S/2S; 3 = 3S; 4 = 5_, as LiteOn has a history of skipping the '4' in its generational numbering.


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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/21/2004 8:47:15 PM   
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Yeah code, I thought that myself! But in seriousness, he didnt tell me anything that was in any way confidential to my knowledge. Just told me:

i) LiteOn has the units now

ii) LiteOn need the units to improve (or, that is how they feel they CAN improve)

iii) Multiple PUH iterations thus far for undisclosed reasons.

I am relatively sure, he is all above board here.


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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/21/2004 8:54:57 PM   
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Just to throw a log in the fire..... I read an article today, WISH I HAD KEPT THE WEBSITE, but it was from a MAJOR WEBSITE, stating they had received a LiteOn 832S for testing from Liteon. They said they were a bit concerned because the outside of the drive said 812S, but LiteOn assured them that the drive was flashed to an 832S drive, their newest drive, and that their were "NO" differences between the drives other than firmware.

Take it with a grain of salt..... but it does appear, they are in fact the same drive.

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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/21/2004 8:59:07 PM   
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LOL - now that IS interesting stuff! LOL!

Sounds like NEC's form with the "NEC-ND-2500" being sold in Japan!


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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/21/2004 9:33:15 PM   
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MP3Mogul those are fantastic news, look your history now and find the article !!!

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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/21/2004 9:35:11 PM   
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Btw, Japanese users told me that its confirmed, NEC 2500A+ is a NEC2500A Herries 107v2B5!!!! This is what we can call fraud(?)

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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/21/2004 9:44:01 PM   
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I Can't look in my history, I use Window Washer, and it cleans it........ EVERYTHING each time I log off..... But I would not report this unless I knew it to be a fact.

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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/21/2004 9:45:28 PM   
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Oh no!!! Try to remember , undelete HDD, hehe

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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/21/2004 10:23:44 PM   
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I Can't look in my history, I use Window Washer, and it cleans it........ EVERYTHING each time I log off..... But I would not report this unless I knew it to be a fact.

That is one good reason I don't use it LOL !!!


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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/22/2004 12:16:07 AM   
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So much for client confidentiality. Isn't it illegal for AudioDev to disclose that kind of information? But yes, the 4th generation should be coming up... generation 1 = 01S/11S; 2 = 51S/2S; 3 = 3S; 4 = 5_, as LiteOn has a history of skipping the '4' in its generational numbering.


I bat Lite-On will surely skip the "4" numbering. It's just because Lite-On is generated from a 30-year-old cooperate group and this group is operated by traditional Chineses. In Mandarin society, the "4" is pronoused like the "death" and is something equivalent to the "13th Friday" in Western world.

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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/22/2004 12:22:37 AM   
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:-D. That is very interesting cultural insight HKao! Thankyou for this!



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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/22/2004 6:31:35 AM   
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HKao thanks for that information!

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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/25/2004 2:57:25 PM   
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As a warning bell - concerning our own experiences, we have seen this all lead to unusable drives, burned out lasers and all sorts of problems associated with making the hardware work in a way that was never intended for it. One recent example occured with a friends hardware whilst strategy swapping. After returning to a stock EEPROM and firmware, the drive was no longer able to write media without a CIRC error no matter how test or control conditions were changed.

It seems that Jackass's drive is now functioning properly again.
So the statement "we have seen this all lead to unusable drives, burned out lasers" appears to be false.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=102169

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RE: Another perspective on LiteOn drive modification - 7/25/2004 3:26:49 PM   
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good to hear that there are no problems with the conversion

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