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LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Internal 12x BD Combo Model iHES212-08 LightScribe Support

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  • 12X BD-ROM
  • 16X DVD-ROM
  • 2 MB Cache

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Let the new 12X internal Blu-ray Combo, iHES212, transform your home computer into a full high-definition Blu-ray home theater system. This drive reads blu-ray disc and writes DVD and CDs. Now you can watch blu-ray movies and burn DVD and CDs with one drive!

  • newegg Full High-Definition and 3D Visual Experience Experience the amazing and crystal clear 1920x1080p high-definition Blu-ray movies. The 1920x1080p resolution of Blu-ray is six times of normal DVD video, allowing you to experience the most realistic movies ever. The iHBS212 also supports 3D playback and capable of converting 2D contents to simulate 3d effects. Now you can experience the stunning image quality and details with your home theater PC.
  • newegg SMART Burn & SMART-X Lite-On’s exclusive SMART Burn uses intelligent write monitoring technology to automatically adjust the recording parameters and power level in real time which helps provide the best burning results. SMART Burn also prevents buffer under errors guaranteeing successful burns and the best write quality. SMART-X automatically adjusts the read speed based on the quality of the disc to ensure the highest accuracy for data and track reads.
  • newegg LightScribe Technology LightScribe is a disc labeling technology used to allow the drive’s laser to etch a disc label, giving you the ability to easily create professional-looking discs.

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SATA Half-Height internal Blu-ray disc reader; DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD+/-R DL, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW writer; plus DVD-ROM, CD-ROM reader combination drive

Support BD-R. BD-RE. BD-ROM single or double layer read and double layer DVD+/- R9 Recording Function

SMART-BURN avoiding Buffer Under Run error, Automatically adjusting writing strategy & walking OPC to provide the best burning quality when writing to DVD or CD recordable media

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

AACS compliant (incl. Rom mark) and support RPC II (Region Playback Control)

BD read compliant: BD data, BD video of 12cm diameter

Support Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Random Access Write, 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

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 LightScribe direct disk labeling to LightScribe media

Compatibility: MS Windows 7 or Vista (32 or 64bits), or XP SP2 or higher
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Andrew G.
  • 7/5/2013 8:52:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Good At All

Pros: No Pros to this drive at all

Cons: the drive does not work the way it should, Takes to long to read disks, burning disks takes even longer, Lightscribe leaves lines in the image, and now the drive just hangs up my system.

Other Thoughts: after 3 months of trying to get this fixed from Light-on, and had 4 drives sent to my house all did not work. i updated the firmware like they said and lightscribe didn't work at all. i even installed the drive on my sons computer witch is different system and windows still got the same thing. This drive is now a paperweight on my desk.

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  • John M.
  • 3/7/2013 2:22:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied after 9 months, extremely light usage

Pros: When the drive worked, it worked well.

Cons: The drive died just after 9 months. I only used the drive maybe twice before discovering that it ceased operating.

Other Thoughts: I'm in the process of trying to get LiteOn to service the drive, but my initial email correspondence resulted in them telling me to return the drive to NewEgg, but obviously that's not going to work since it's beyond 30 days. Still waiting for them to reply with a means to send to LiteOn Service. The drive has a one (1) year warranty.

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  • Daniel A.
  • 2/18/2013 12:53:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLite On

Pros: works like it should no problems

Cons: none so far

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  • Caitlin B.
  • 2/15/2013 11:04:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExceeds expectations

Pros: -Supports Blu-Ray
-as long as you install the software, it supports 3D play back. I only found out that it supported 3D AFTER I recived them.
-Quiet after first use.

Bought two of these For my Rig. I have yet to test out the lightscribe.

Cons: They are loud the first time you use them, but it quiets to an almost silent whirr on every use afterwords.

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  • David F.
  • 1/19/2013 6:32:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not play blurays

Pros: Plays dvds.
I expect it will play bluray if I buy new software for it.

Cons: Does not play bluray out of the box. The software it comes with is the outdated PowerDVD 10.

Other Thoughts: Bought this one because I thought it came with everything needed to play blurays. Wish I had purchased a cheaper drive.
Deciding whether to upgrade to PowerDVD 12 or Purchase Corel WinDVD.

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  • Chris K.
  • 12/31/2012 2:10:13 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Been flawless since day one, would recommend.

Cons: NONE

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  • Andrew N.
  • 12/11/2012 10:46:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFine drive, hard to use though

Pros: Easy to install, physically works, not too loud

Cons: Software doesn't work with Windows 8, PowerDVD12 is only version which does. If you purchase PowerDVD12 you'll need to spend $98 to get Blu-Ray playback, so this player actually costs $177.99 if you own Windows 8.

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  • Jamie p.
  • 10/17/2012 2:18:05 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: These are very nice drives. Have had a 3 now with no problems. Quite operation. Would buy another. Too bad this one died on startup

Cons: Software is more like adware. These companies would do better not to use a program as an annoying marketing tool. Unfortunaetly this drive rrived pretty much DOA. A piece of cushion not secured properly in manufacturing appaently fell down and hit the drive belt in the first 15 seconds and after a loud squeal thats all she wrote

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  • Neil S.
  • 10/14/2012 12:17:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWin7 Media Center and WMP won't play some DVDs

Pros: Compact drive depth

Cons: Windows Media Center and WMP on Win7 won't play some DVDs on this drive.

Other Thoughts: Win7 MCE and WMP won't play a pristine Princess Bride DVD. I get an MCE error. And paging errors (event 51) in the system event log. Playing the same disk on the same machine with the same software using a Plextor DVD-RW drive works fine. Tried upgrading the firmware and no change.

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  • Phil B.
  • 8/26/2012 5:29:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDrive is great, software isn't so great...

Pros: The drive is great! Watched all three of the bonus discs from the Star Wars saga box set (I'll watch the movies soon!). Absolutely nothing wrong with the drive.

Cons: The software it comes with is PowerDVD 10 among other things from Cyberlink, but the latest software from Cyberlink is PowerDVD 12. I bought this product because it came with "software" required to watch blu ray discs. It's a shame it's an old version. On the bright side, you get a discount for upgrading to the latest version ($50 or so to upgrade). The old software works, at least.

Other Thoughts: I wish the product page went more in depth on what software it came with.

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