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LITE-ON 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM IDE DVD Burner included extra White bezel

  • 8X DVD±R DL, 8X DVD+RW
  • include extra White bezel
  • 12X DVD-RAM
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This Lite-On 20x LH-20A1P drive writes 4.7GB of data in about 5.5 minutes to DVD+R, and supports all DVD formats. Intelligent features such as a 2 MB buffer, Smart Burn buffer under-run protection, and Smart Write dynamic calibration of write speed work together to ensure that you get accurate, working copies every time, instead of wasting disc blanks on failed write attempts. Interchangeable black and white bezels ensure a good-looking install on your computer.

Playback is just as reliable with Smart-X technology for smooth, stable CD-DA, VCD, and DVD playback; and high-performance DAE, VCD, and DVD data extraction. This high-performance IDE drive supports Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, and Vista. In dual-layer format, you'll be able to store 8.5 GB of data, photos, music, or games on one dual-layer disc. Start enjoying your media, and stop wasting your money on coasters!

  • newegg DVD Multi Recorder The LITE-ON LH-20A1P-186 DVD burner enables users to burn any DVD+R/-R, DVD+RW/-RW or DVD-RAM disc and supports the dual-layer function allowing up to 8.5GB data to be burned and saved on a single dual-layer disc. Burn your own DVD/VCD movies or backup data with ease!
  • newegg 20X Ultra High Writing Speed With advanced burning technology, the LITE-ON LH-20A1P-186 DVD burner delivers a class-leading DVD+R/-R writing speed of 20X. The super fast burning speed enables users to write a whole DVD+R/-R disc in about 5.5 minutes!
  • newegg High-quality Disc Burning The LITE-ON LH-20A1P-186 DVD burner is equipped with advanced burning technologies including SMART-BURN to avoid Buffer UnderRun errors and automatically adjust writing strategy and running OPC for the best burning quality, SMART-WRITE to automatically detect and decide the optimal write strategy of the DVD recordable media (DVD+R & DVD-R) for the best result, and the SMART-X function to adjust CD-DA/VCD/DVD data extraction to the fastest allowable speed according to both data request rate from the host and disc quality.
  • newegg Extra White Bezel Change the front bezel when your LITE-ON LH-20A1P-186 DVD burner looks odd in your computer case. The included white front bezel offers an ideal option for installing the DVD burner in white or gray computer cases.

Learn more about the Lite-On LH-20A1P-186

Model

Brand
LITE-ON
Type
DVD Burner
Model
LH-20A1P-186

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
160ms
CD-ROM Access Time
160ms

WRITE Speed

DVD+R
20X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
20X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
32X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-R DL
8X
DVD-RAM
12X

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
40X

Physical Spec

Windows Vista
Works with Windows Vista
Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
IDE

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP
Software Contents
Nero

Features

System Requirements
Pentium 4 1.3GHz or higher CPU and 128MB or higher RAM are required.
HDD must have access time < 20ms; with a minimum of 650MB free
space.
9GB free space for creating a DVD image file (9GB for double layer; 5GB for single layer).
Features
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.
SMART-BURN avoiding Buffer Under Run 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.
SMART-WRITE: Through drive's self-learning function, automatically detect and decide the optimal write strategy of DVD recordable media ( DVD+R & DVD-R ) for the best write quality.
ABS system reduce vibration and noise during recording and reading.
Support Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Random Access time, Incremental, sequential recording, restricted overwrite, Layer Jump recording, 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 8cm and 12cm 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 Volume2: 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.

Packaging

Package Contents
LH-20A1P-186
Nero
Replaceable White Front Panel

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Lite-On LH-20A1P-186

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  • Mark L.
  • 1/2/2008 11:52:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbuy it

Pros: Good burner - have used Lite-on for years.

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/30/2007 9:43:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsLots of Coasters

Pros: Ran great for 3 months. Burned multiple DVD's/CD's with no errors at nice speeds. Easy installation, came with latest Firmware.

Cons: Started creating DVD Coasters after 3 months use, no matter what burn speed is selected. Verified it has the latest Firmware. Still reads DVD's. Emailed Lite-On Support for RMA for replacement 3 buisness days ago, no response yet (Everytime I tried to use On-line Chat during the specified hours, showed no one was logged on, must be taking long holiday week).

Other Thoughts: Loud drive when reading. When trying to update Firmware, got the following:
Product: LH-20A1P KLON

No matched drive detected!
This utility is only for LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1P drive.

Detected drives:
200-0-0-F:LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1P KLON

Support's response was that this indicates KLON (Latest Frimware) is installed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/27/2007 8:57:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLOUD

Pros: a few speeds faster than my NEC Bruner although both are rated at the same speed. The drawer pushes in easier than my NEC Burner.

Cons: 4 times louder than my NEC.
4 times louder than my NEC.
4 times louder than my NEC.
4 times louder than my NEC.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/22/2007 12:46:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Burner!

Pros: Excellent buy! Fast, reliable, and affordable! Kinda loud when running full speed, but who cares! It burns fast and without hesitation! No coasters yet after a few stacks of discs. Don't hesitate if you are looking at this burner, it plays everything, burns everything, and does it with ease.

Cons: NONE!

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  • Wayne M.
  • 12/19/2007 7:09:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsa mixed bag

Pros: FAST - the fastest drive for DVD ripping and general read performance I've ever had.

Cons: FLAKY - despite having good write quality, verfied by Kprobe, the drive sometime's can't read back a disc it's burned when other drives can without issue. Also not the best at reading scratched discs, where my old Pioneer drive reads the same discs perfectly. LOUD - sounds like an old prop plane taking off, vibrates my case when spinning at full speed.

Other Thoughts: I need a Lite-On drive to use the Kprobe disc scanning utility, so I'm limited in what options I have. After several months I gave up on this as it just wasn't as reliable as I needed it to be. Bought the newer DH-20A4P which so far has been MUCH better... quieter, very fast, less picky about reading certain discs.

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  • Douglas H.
  • 12/17/2007 1:09:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Inexpensive. XP recognized immediately. Just runs baby.

Cons: I little loud, but not real bad.

Other Thoughts: I've heard much worse. don't allow noise to deter you.

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  • Frederick D.
  • 12/13/2007 5:03:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLite On Just Works

Pros: The retail package has the switchable front plates so if you have an older system (white or beige) your set.
The system requirements were like a P4 1.4 GHz but I was reviving a P3 1 GHz system for my brother that doesn't have anything and the drive burns with no underruns, no coasters so far.
I haven't tried viewing a DVD but I got this for data anyway so if it works great if it doesn't oh well.
Price point is good. I used to buy a well known mfr's drive because I thought they were better and I would pay double for them but they kept going out so I started with Lite-On and haven't looked back.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I'm pleased with the drive and as always with Newegg.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/12/2007 9:39:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood burner

Pros: Works as advertised. Came with Nero. Bought it to replace a dead drive in mo-in-law's cpu. Works great.

Cons: wasn't free. none really

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  • Justin L.
  • 12/6/2007 6:00:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat drive

Pros: cheap price, features

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Installed easily. The directions were detailed and clear (I read them even though I didn't need to). Drive works great. Hasn't burnt a coaster yet.

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  • Andrew S.
  • 12/6/2007 1:17:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat product

Pros: Great product, does exactly what was advertised

Cons: Nothing yet, owned for around a month, burned many discs and no errors yet.

Other Thoughts: Overall a good product

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