LTD (XJ-HD) - 165h / 166s
These are the latest Liteon (now JLMS) dvd-rom drives. They are 16x48x drives, so what's new?
Performance is similar to the 163 models but they carry the new DVD-MULTI logo which means:
"DVD Multi Drive is capable of reading DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM media"
So the main difference is DVD-RAM which the 163 can't read. The drives are 20mm (3/4") shorter than previous models.
What's the difference between the 165h and the 166S
They have exactly the same specifications, performance and compatibility,
but the 166 is reported by the manufacturer to have these improvements
-Acoustic noise improvement
-Disc scratch free design
-User protection against fragment of crashing disc
-Tray in out noise improvement
-Better dust proof
-Protection wall on tray motor
-Symmetric suspension points (good for vibration)
-Light weight (good for vibration)
-Stronger structure against drop or shock
The following firmwares are all Windows executables.
Please read my general precautions for flashing in Windows,
and find which firmware version
is currently in your drive before you start.
Does the firmware refuse to flash your drive? get
users: Tweak your drive!
There are some nice patched firmware made by
C0deKing and Code65536, known as CodeGuys
that will enable various Liteon drives to read/rip
DVD R/RW media faster, or in some cases will
force slower CD/DVD reading for quiet operation.
All tweaks carry some risk, but these guys sure
know what they are doing :)
Please read the enclosed documentaion first!
Get the fix for your drive at the firmwares page
of CodeGuys site
to the files change frequently. Therefore, direct link will soon go bad
Tip: do not publish or post direct links to the files,
link to the page instead
page binary firmware
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