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LITE-ON Black 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 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner

  • 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW
  • 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
  • 2MB Cache
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This Lite-On 20x LH-20A1S 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 Audio CD, VCD, and DVD playback; and high-performance DAE, VCD, and DVD data extraction. This high-performance SATA drive supports Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP. 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-20A1S 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-20A1S 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-20A1S 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, 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 and the ABS mechanism to reduce vibration and noise while the disc is rotating at a high speed.
  • newegg SATA Interface With the next-generation SATA interface, the LITE-ON LH-20A1S DVD burner supports up to 1.5 Gb/s bandwidth to provide more stable and speedy data transfer for faster and smoother read and write performance.
  • newegg Extra White Bezel Change the front bezel when your LITE-ON LH-20A1S 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-20A1S

Model

Brand
LITE-ON
Type
DVD Burner
Model
LH-20A1S

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
160ms
CD-ROM Access Time
160ms
Cache
2MB

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
48X

Physical Spec

Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
SATA

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP

Features

System Requirements
Pentium 4 1.3GHz or higher CPU and 128MB or higher RAM are required
HDD must have access time < 20 ms; 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
SATA interface, Half-Height internal DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R9/ DVD-R9/ DVD-ROM/ CD-R/ CD-RW / CD-ROM combination drive
Support Double Layer DVD+/- R9 Recording Function
SMART-WRITE : Through drive's self-learning function, automatically detect and decide the optimal
SMART-BURN(*1) avoiding Buffer Under Run error, Automatically adjusting writing strategy & running OPC to provide the best burning quality
SMART-X(*2) 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, 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+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
Supported transfer mode: PIO mode 4 and Ultra DMA mode 5
*1 SMART-BURN : Smart Monitoring & Adapting Recording Technology for BURNing.
*2 SMART-X : Smart Monitoring & Adjusting Read-speed Technology for eXtraction.

Packaging

Package Contents
LH-20A1S
Replaceable White Front Panel
SATA Cable

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-20A1S

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  • Ben M.
  • 10/6/2012 7:47:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOver 4 years, still solid

Pros: I have owned this drive for over 4 years, since early 2008, and it's still going solid. I notice several users are having issues opening the drive. Not here. It runs like the day I bought it.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Great job LITEON.

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  • David S.
  • 9/11/2012 10:12:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Affordable. Does what it's supposed to do.

Cons: After a few years the tray doesn't open most of the time when pressing the eject button. The light goes on though. I can still open it with a paperclip.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/6/2011 5:10:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive!!

Pros: THIS DRIVE HAS WORKED FLAWLESSLY SINCE JUNE 2007!!

Cons: The eject button is a little unresponsive. You have to press fairly hard on it, but it always opens.

Other Thoughts: A great drive for a great price. GO LITE-ON!!

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  • Shankar R.
  • 12/22/2008 2:01:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy.

Pros: None.

Cons: From day 1, this thing didn't work. I tried changing different media, suspecting that it was a media problem. And the final nail came in last weekend. It just wouldn't read any DVD. Good only to burn CD's.

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  • Aretus S.
  • 12/15/2008 2:53:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCant Burn and Live at low speeds

Pros: burn quiet so quiet it stopped working after the second week.

Cons: Burning Disc at 2.4x which some people is very important and seams like it couldnt handle the low speed burning.

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  • Aaron F.
  • 12/15/2008 1:54:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat for a throwaway

Pros: Cheap. reliable, writes fast

Cons: After about a year of use, the drive door doesn't want to open. Typical problem, but, I'd expect it to do this a few years down the road.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/15/2008 1:20:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat drive

Pros: put in slot, plugged it in, powered up PC, ran great.

Cons: it's not a blu-ray drive.

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  • Alberto B.
  • 11/16/2008 7:04:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsLots of problems

Pros: Quiet and fast.

Cons: I've had this drive for months and it's given me a lot of problems, specially burning dvds. Around 70% of all DVD burning attempts have failed, and I constantly get blue screens when opening the drive. Firmware updates haven't fixed the problem, and it's been a very bad purchase. I might have just gotten unlucky.

Other Thoughts: Burners are cheap, though, so I bought a samsung one and haven't had problems with it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/11/2008 8:27:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice...

Pros: Great drive, fast burning speeds, quite reading speeds.

Cons: Can get loud while burning discs, but not excessively loud.

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  • Sahan K.
  • 11/9/2008 4:06:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggscheap but dead after 4 months

Pros: cheap price. worked well for 4months.

Cons: dead after 4 months of little use..

Other Thoughts: i had 4 lite-on burners b4 never had a problem but this one disappointed me..

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