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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 with LightScribe - OEM

  • 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL
  • 12X DVD-RAM Write
  • 2MB Cache
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This Lite-On 20x LH-20A1L 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.

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, 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.

LightScribe technology lets you flex your creative muscles and bid farewell to sticky, messy paper labels! Dress your media in custom artwork, etched directly onto the LightScribe blank. You'll be creating amazing and creative projects in no time!

  • newegg DVD Multi Recorder The LITE-ON LH-20A1L-05 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-20A1L-05 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-20A1L-05 DVD burner is equipped with advanced burning technologies including the SMART-BURN technology to avoid Buffer UnderRun errors and automatically adjust writing strategy and running OPC for the best burning quality, 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 LightScribe Technology Say goodbye to adhesive labels, paint or ink! With the innovative LightScribe technology, the LITE-ON LH-20A1L-05 DVD burner burns any image or text directly onto the surface of LightScribe-compatible CDs or DVDs to create your own publication-like disc collection.
  • newegg SATA Interface With the next-generation SATA interface, the LITE-ON LH-20A1L-05 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.

Learn more about the Lite-On LH-20A1L-05

Model

Brand
LITE-ON
Type
DVD Burner
Model
LH-20A1L-05

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

LightScribe Support
Yes
Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
SATA

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Features

System Requirements
Processor: Pentium 4 1.3Ghz
RAM: 128MB
Hard Disk Space: 650MB
5GB for creating DVD image file
9GB for creating DVD-DL image file
HDD Access Time: < 20ms

Packaging

Package Contents
see pictures for details

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


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  • Alexander L.
  • 1/10/2013 2:17:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorked well for a while

Pros: Good price
Fast
Lightscribe

Cons: Drive has started to stick closed

Other Thoughts: I've had this drive in my main home PC for four years now. Installed it with a fresh build and can't recall any having any issues with installation. I never gave it much thought, it worked when I needed it to, which was very rarely. I don't burn anything to optical media anymore, so it was pretty much just used to read driver discs when setting up the computer initially and a maybe couple times after that. I probably burned a CD or two but never even used it to burn a DVD. Never used the Lightscribe function, though I wish I had, always seemed like a neat feature and it seems like it has been phased out now.

My only complaint is that the drive has started to stick closed, which happens about 9 out of 10 times when I try to open it. I can still open it using the paper clip method. I guess four years is a pretty long lifespan for an inexpensive optical drive, but I used it so rarely that I thought it might last four more. Perhaps lack of use was actually the cause of this problem, but I'm disappointed that something that has been used so little will now have to be replaced.

I'm in the process of upgrading this machine, so I've found myself needing to use an optical drive again. I'll be replacing this one, and I think I'll try something other than a Lite-On this time.

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  • Douglas E.
  • 5/1/2012 9:28:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDrive Died

Pros: While it worked it was fast

Cons: A dead drive isn't useful. The drive still opens but only randomly sees discs, it cannot read discs that work fine with other drives.

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  • Aaron F.
  • 2/4/2012 2:18:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDied after 4 years

Pros: It worked well for a decent amount of time. Bought this in '08.

Cons: Died after 4 years.

Other Thoughts: Never used the lightscribe like I intended to but worked well as a burner and ROM drive.

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  • Mr. W.
  • 11/29/2008 4:57:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggswork sort of

Pros: fast

Cons: some times will not slowes down computer and have to unplug it some times winxp does not see it and have to re boot unplug boot plugin reboot

Other Thoughts: getting a new one

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/29/2008 3:15:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat ODD

Pros: Bought two of these, one for my HTPC and one for my main box. SATA connection is very nice, far less clutter than using PATA ribbons. Burns DVDs and CDs very quick, hasn't produced one coaster yet after ~100 cd burns and ~40 dvd burns. Best drive I've bought in a long time, most of the drives I've bought in the past couple of years die after a month or two (LG, Samsung) but these keep rockin. It's only audible when spinning up, but who cares it only does that when you insert a disk, boot up, or access the drive. My machine is very quiet and I barely hear the drive spinning up with it under my desk. Maybe all the complainants have their towers on their desks. Or maybe they're too uptight.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Haven't used the Lightscribe option.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/29/2008 1:42:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJust. Good.

Pros: Great drive. Reads and writes well. Great price.

Cons: Tried Lightscribe ONCE. Did not come out right AT ALL. Do not know what is wrong and I did not try to fix the problem yet. It has been about 5 months since this event. Probably firmware problems or worse yet, hardware problems that I have yet to uncover.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 11/28/2008 3:44:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat, but burning could be quieter

Pros: Very fast, whisper quiet during DVD playback. So far seems to have the same Lite-On performance and quality I've come to expect over my last few drives.

Cons: Very, very loud while burning and for initial disc spin-up. But as stated in the pros, at least it's quiet for DVD playback.

Other Thoughts: Don't have any LightScribe media so I haven't tried that function yet.

Finally replaced my IDE burner, gotta love the small SATA data cable compared to bulky IDE!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/27/2008 5:04:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: They work great! I don't do lightscribe, so I dont know.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: would be cool if they were bdrw

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  • James K.
  • 11/24/2008 8:02:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Burner

Pros: Works great no complaints.

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/22/2008 1:45:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove Liteon

Pros: Fluid operation, solid performance. Awesome price. Sata connections.

Cons: Read operation could be a bit faster, usually inherant in burners in general.

Other Thoughts: These and all Liteon SATA models don't have legacy power connectors, FYI

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