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LITE-ON Combo 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM Black IDE Model DH-52C2P-04 - OEM

  • 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW
  • 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-ROM
  • 2MB Cache
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This CD-RW drive from Lite-On features read and write speeds of 52X, and reads DVD-ROM at 16X. The drive uses Smart-Burn technology, which automatically varies the drive speed according to the media in use, and checks the quality of the finished media, so you get working copies, not coasters. Playback is just as reliable with Smart-X high-performance DAE, VCD, and DVD data extraction ensuring smooth, stable playback.

The unit's Auto Balance Spindle (ABS) reduces vibration during recording and reading, which gives you quiet operation, in addition to protecting your data and drive from vibration damage. The drive connects via IDE, and supports Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista. You'll appreciate the insanely fast performance of this smart combo drive.

  • newegg CD and DVD Media Compliant The Lite-On DH-52C2P-04 combo drive plays back DVD-ROM discs at a stunning speed of 16X and CD-ROM discs at 52X. The unit is also compatible with single and dual layer DVD-/+R and DVD-/+RW, CD-DA, CD-R/RW and more. Both 8cm and 12cm CD and DVD discs are supported.
  • newegg CD-R/RW Writability The Lite-On DH-52C2P-04 combo drive writes to once-writable CD-R discs at 52X and rewritable CD-RW discs at 32X. Back up important data, burn music, photo and video CDs all with this handy combo drive.
  • newegg Exceptional Burning Performance The Lite-On DH-52C2P-04 combo drive is equipped with advanced burning technologies including SMART-BURN to avoid Buffer UnderRun errors, SMART-X that adjusts CD-DA/VCD/DVD data extraction for the fastest transfer speeds, and ABS (Auto Balance System) for reduced vibration and noise at high burning speeds.

Learn more about the Lite-On DH-52C2P-04


Combo Drive


DVD-ROM Access Time
CD-ROM Access Time



READ Speed


Physical Spec

Form Factor
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Load Type


Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP


System Requirements
Pentium 4 1.3GHz or faster CPU and 128MB or higher RAM are required
HDD must have access time < 20ms with a minimum of 650MB free space
ATAPI/E-IDE Half-Height 52X Write, 32X Rewrite, 52X Read, and 16X DVD-ROM Read Speed
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(*3) mechanism to reduce vibration & noise while high speed rotating
Belt Tray Loading Mechanism
Support Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, 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
Conforms to Orange Book Part 2, 3, Volume 2: High Speed & MMC3 commands
Support PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 and Ultra DMA mode 2
*1 SMART-BURN: Smart Monitoring & Adapting Recording Technology for BURNing.
*2 SMART-X: Smart Monitoring & Adjusting Read-speed Technology for eXtraction.
*3 ABS: Auto Balance Spindle


Package Contents
see pictures for details

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the Lite-On DH-52C2P-04

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  • Daniel F.
  • 1/8/2009 5:00:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This Drive works well and is SHORT

Cons: It's IDE.

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  • Kenneth B.
  • 12/26/2008 11:39:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEXCELLENT ITEM

Pros: GREAT PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: NONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other Thoughts: WILL BUY MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Richard B.
  • 12/18/2008 8:42:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGenerally good drives.

Pros: I've had good luck with these drives and have been buying them for a long time. I've had only one drive die on me out of about 20. These drives are short and will fit in those mini HP cases with a regular power supply instead of those mini-P/S.

Cons: none

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  • Gregg B.
  • 12/4/2008 8:00:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked as advertised.

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/6/2008 2:32:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Drive

Pros: I bought this for a friend and tested it thoroughly first. It performed flawlessly. No bad burns on DVDS or CDs. It has buffer underrun and SmartBurn which helps dramatically on slower machines. Quality drive for low price. Except for physical defects it reads any media that is out there, cheap or expensive.

Cons: Would have given this drive a 5 but drive has some noise at high speeds. Sounds like a jet taking off, but is not very loud. Doesn't effect the performance or quality of recording.

Other Thoughts: Great for non tekkies who can set write speed at max and let the drive auto regulate the best writing speed for the computer. This is the secound Lite-On I have had and both have been excellent drives.

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  • Julio N.
  • 10/23/2008 2:53:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery nice

Pros: works like a wonder. no problems, no need for drivers

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: thanks enwegg

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  • Michael K.
  • 9/10/2008 1:23:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Combo CD/DVD drive. Runs great (when it works).

Cons: I bought two of these, one worked for about a week, then died. The other one works great, still.

Other Thoughts: The first one of these I bought wouldn't register on my motherboard, So I put it in on another computer, it doesn't register there either.
The second one I bought had no issues and I'm currently using it.

It's a great deal, assuming yours will register with the motherboard.

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  • BRYAN O.
  • 9/8/2008 12:47:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Brought this for a Shuttle AV18E P3 based computer running Windows Vista and works great with no problems

Cons: None.

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  • YiChia W.
  • 8/30/2008 2:45:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbout this CD-R/DVD Driver...

Pros: This product is easy to install, friendly user and at a good price too(Free Shipping within 3 - 4 days). All you need to do is switch the master plugs, and you're good to go. The burning process is at average speed. It can read DVD.

Cons: I have not found out yet.

Other Thoughts: I just wish this driver wouldn't make much of noise when it is burning, but I can bare with that...since I don't burn much at all. I like this kind of combo, because the driver can read all kinds of CD, except the Blue Rays, and I can watch DVD.

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  • david e.
  • 8/17/2008 6:47:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs


Cons: NONE

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