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LITE-ON SOHW-1693S Internal DVD Writer
By Justin Ong
Category : Optical Storage
Published by Jimmy Tang on Saturday, 24th September, 2005
Rating : 3.5 out of 5 stars  

Still Very Easy to Mount

Not a lot of changes were made when it comes to the build and styling of the LITE-ON internally mounted SOHW-1693S drive. The unmistakable generic looking faceplate is still being used for drives sold under the LITE-ON brand name and for LITE-ON's OEM clients. Dull looking faceplate aside, LITE-ON drives, which are renowned for their short depth, are still by far the easiest and friendliest to mount.

As per practice of most manufacturers, logos of standards supported by the drive were all printed clearly on the faceplate.

The rear connectors of the SHOW-1693S.

No lining at the mouth of the tray to provide a tight seal to minimize noise emission and dust accumulation within the drive.

The same can be said for the tray as well.

A surprising addition to the standard bundle is an additional black faceplate. This should be a welcomed gesture for users with black PC casing.

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