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LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Internal 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Model ihas324

  • 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM

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This Lite-On DVD writer boasts Smart Burn for best burning quality and buffer underrun protection. With Super AllWrite, you can read, write, and rewrite to any disc format. Its SATA port is compatible with the latest motherboards. Thanks to Smart-X technology, you can enjoy optimized reading speed adjusted to match both the data request rate and disc quality.

  • newegg Serial ATA (SATA) connectivity Get higher transfer rates with SATA connection (compared to PATA). This Lite-On DVD writer is compatible with the latest motherboards. It has better airflow in PC casings due to smaller cable and plug sizes. SATA supports "hot swap" (must be supported by your motherboard).
  • newegg Super AllWrite Super AllWrite is the compatibility standard from Lite-On to offer the ability to read, write and re-write to any disc format on the market. You can use your drive for any purpose with the media you desire including CD-R, CD±RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, DVD-RAM format discs. Purchase your media without hassle--and no longer worry about compatibility.
  • newegg SMART-BURN SMART-BURN is a technology developed by Lite-ON. It can automatically adjust writing strategy & running OPC to provide the best burning quality and avoid Buffer Underrun Error as well.
  • newegg Smart-X SMART-X(*2) function adjusts CD-DA / VCD / DVD data extraction to the fastest allowable speed according to both data request rate from host and disc quality.
  • newegg ABS System ABS system reduces vibration and noise during recording and reading.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Jon J.
  • 7/5/2013 12:44:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Working

Pros: Perfect mini Frisbees or coasters yet. Runs quiet and reliably.

Cons: None

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  • Chris A.
  • 7/3/2013 7:28:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsthe little drive the could

Pros: Decend
well priced

Cons: Took way to long on delivery

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  • Anthony K.
  • 4/30/2013 10:54:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat speeds, sturdy, lightweight

Pros: 1) Has a smooth, black finish on the part that sticks out of the case.
2) Has extremely fast speeds for a DVD/CD Drive.
3) Is relatively quiet when CD/DVD is in.
4) Has different size-fits for different sized CD/DVDs.
5) Mounting screws were wonderful - perfect fit, screwes went in easily, very lightweight and durable.

Cons: 1) During peak speeds, the disk inside will rev up and be a bit loud, but this is understandable, and not to mention it's only half as loud as my previous CD/DVD drive.

Other Thoughts: Came with an OEM version of Nero 10 - not sure how many uses it has before it runs out, but on the CD label claimed it lasted for 90 days, whereas when you install it, it claims to last "Unlimited." I also have no idea what it considers to be a "New Computer," so this worries me.

The Nero 10 CD also came with "SecureErase," but is not under the OEM serial code; thus, I can install it as many times as I want. It only required 3 mb to install and works gloriously. What it does is allows you to clean your CD-Rs and DVD-Rs, and probably others, so that you can reuse them once again.

Overall, it's a quality product for a measly 25 bucks.

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  • Darryl P.
  • 4/20/2013 8:24:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIHAS324 & 124 b?

Pros: NON

Cons: Does not work both drives fail to work unfortunately I'm pass my 3 months was very busy just tested the product and even received the wrong models these are labeled "D" I needed "B" useless will contact to see if I can get a refund or throw them in the trash!

Other Thoughts: disappointed!

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  • John P.
  • 4/13/2013 9:51:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLite On DVD writer

Pros: Nice little SATA DVD writers, I purchased 2 for my computer, both work well.

Cons: The Nero 10 Software takes up a lot of hard drive space for the job it does. My suggestion is to use the older Nero 7 package that is far lighter. Especially if you are using an older computer. This is why the rating I give is short an egg.

Other Thoughts: Both DVDs are installed and working fine. Lite On products are good. Installed them in my old IDE board computer with a dual SATA adapter from Vantec, machine recognized them immediately with windows XP SP3.

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  • Kelly K.
  • 4/12/2013 2:07:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice CD Burner

Pros: Installs Windows and other programs with no problems.

Cons: None

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  • John M.
  • 4/5/2013 8:48:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat, except for 1x, 2x

Pros: I purchased this drive two months ago. I use it primarily to create DVD-R video DVDs using Taiyo-Yuden (JVC) TY02 DVD-R media. I test my burns with another Liteon drive using the "DVD Speed" software. The burns are generally good, although not quite as good as my old Plextor drive (ah, the days when you could actually purchase a premium drive that had superior specifications).

Cons: My one problem is something that perhaps most people won't care about: this burner will not burn at 1x. Why does this matter? Well, I still have a large number of older DVD+RW discs that I use almost every day for making test burns of new videos before I burn multiple copies onto DVD-R media. Some of these discs can only be burned at 1x. Unfortunately this burner does not have a 1x option and so it burns this media at a faster speed. The problem is that this faster write strategy makes the discs unreadable and, with this burner, they cannot be recovered. Fortunately, I have an older burner that can do a full erase, at 1x, and bring the media back to life. For the time being, I have to use this older burner, located on a seldom-used PC, to do the burns on this older media.

For most people, this deficiency is not a deal breaker, and I have found a way around it, as long as my older burner continues to operate, but I thought I should mention it in case you have any older 1x and 2x media lying around: you may not be able to burn reliably with this burner. For 4x, 8x, and 16x DVDs, this burner works just fine.

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  • Darron T.
  • 4/3/2013 4:46:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHmmm

Pros: it came with a box ,mounting hardware ,software and it functioned

Cons: This drive is obviously slower than than another bare drive that i purchased and it came with a lot of bloatware

Other Thoughts: A cheap AHEM drive with So much bloatware i wanted to puke.

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  • Rayden R.
  • 3/29/2013 11:47:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes what it's supposed too.

Pros: Just a standard drive that does anything basic.

Cons: None.

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  • Jeffrey D.
  • 3/24/2013 10:11:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOh how easy it has become

Pros: Fast, not too loud, media friendly, cheap.

Cons: Small buffer

Other Thoughts: Replaced my trusty pioneer dvdr from 6ish years ago. When my last batch of 16x TY's were burning at 4x and coastering left and right, I knew my pioneer and its 4 year old firmware was coming up short on todays disc compatibility. Funny enough when I last looked at DVRs, liteon was the manufacturer to stay far far away from. Now it seems like they are king of the hill, and a fine hill it has become.

Even on my pioneer, I needed to watch my disc record speeds, and being a 12x burner it could rarely actually do that. And it wasn't uncommon for 8x burns to read slower in some parts with high errors. So to say I was surprised when I popped in this lite on and began burning 12x disc left, right, and down would be an understatement. Even doing a test 16x burn w/ error graph, I have not coastered a disc yet. And varify's are always top speed so burn quality is clean.

Burning a dvd cannot get any more trouble free. And after spending top dollar on dvd drives for the past decade, the $26 price tag was a great surprise. The only issue I would have with the drive is its 1.5 megabyte buffer. This is LOWER then the 2 megabytes in my pioneer which was designed in 2005. Considering how the fast burn speeds would eat up 1.5 megs in no time and the cost of ram these days it is pretty inexcusable that this buffer should not be higher. So far no issues have risen though and ImgBurn says the buffer stays full as much as it did on my pioneer.

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