2. CD - DVD Reading
3. CD Error Correction
4. DVD Error Correction
5. Daxon CDR
6. Verbatim CDR
7. Ritek CDR
8. Taiyo Yuden CD-R
9. Verbatim US-RW
10. The DaTARIUS DVD Analyzer R 2x
11. CMC MAG E01
12. CMC MAG M01 000 (00)
13. MAXELL 003 000 (00)
14. DAXON AZ3 (000)
15. MCC 004 (000)
16. OPTODISC OR8
17. YUDEN000 T03
18. RICOHJPN R03 (004)
19. OPTODISC R016
22. MBI 01RG40
23. MCC 03RG20
24. Prodisc F02
27. MKM 01 RD30
28. MKM 03 RD30
29. MKM 003 (000)
30. RITEK S04 001
31. MKM 01RW6X01
33. MKM A03
34. RIDOHJPN W21 001(01)
35. MXL16 DVD-RAM
36. Media List
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.
|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|
|S/N Ration||> 75dB|
|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|
|+5V +/-5% and less than 100 mVp-p ripple voltage|
|+12V +/-5% and less than 200 mVp-p ripple voltage|
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.
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.