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LITE-ON SHM-165H6S Internal DVD Writer
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LITE-ON SHM-165H6S Internal DVD Writer


Overall rating 7/10

The winner of the next-gen media format wars may well be decided by the end of the year but the DVD is still very much alive and DVD writers are arguably at their technological peak. LITE-ON's latest 'Super AllWrite' drive exemplifies this.

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Product Specification

Read Speed
  • DVD-ROM Read: 16x, Max
  • DVD-RAM Read: 5x
  • CD-ROM Read: 48x, Max
Write Speed
  • DVD+R Write: 16x
  • DVD+RW Write: 8x
  • DVD+R DL Write: 8x
  • DVD-R Write: 16x
  • DVD-RW Write: 6x
  • DVD-R DL Write: 4x
  • DVD-RAM Write: 5x
  • CD-R Write: 48x
  • CD-RW Write: 24x
Access Time: 160ms
Interface E-IDE/ATAPI
Buffer Size 2MB
Writing Mode
  • DVD
    • Disc-At-Once
    • Incremental Recording
    • Restricted Overwriting
  • CD
    • Track-at-Once
    • Disc-at-Once
    • Session-at-Once
    • Packet Recording (fixed & variable)
Supported Disc Formats
  • DVD
    • DVD+R DL 8.5GB
    • DVD+R 4.7GB
    • DVD+RW 4.7GB
    • DVD-R DL: 8.5GB
    • DVD-R 4.7GB (closed session)
    • DVD-RW 4.7GB (closed session)
    • DVD-RAM
    • DVD-Video
    • DVD-5
    • DVD-9
    • DVD-10
    • DVD-18
  • CD
    • CD-DA
    • CD-ROM XA (m1, m2f1/m2f2)
    • CD-R
    • CD-RW
    • Bootable CD
    • Photo CD (single & multi-session)
    • Video CD
    • Karaoke-CD
    • CD-Extra
    • CD-Plus
    • CD-I FMV
    • Mixed-mode CD
    • CD-Text
    • CD-Graphics
Dimensions (W x H x D) 145 x 41.3 x 170 mm
Weight 0.9kg