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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 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology - OEM

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This Lite-On 20x LH-20A1H 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 CD-DA, VCD, and DVD playback; and high-performance CD-DA, VCD, and DVD data extraction. This high-performance EIDE/ATAPI drive supports Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, ME, 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-20A1H-185 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-20A1H-185 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-20A1H-185 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-20A1H-185 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.

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DVD Burner


DVD-ROM Access Time
CD-ROM Access Time



READ Speed


Physical Spec

LightScribe Support
Windows Vista
Works with Windows Vista
Form Factor
Panel Color


Load Type


Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP


System Requirements
Pentium 4 1.3GHz or higher CPU and 128MB or higher RAM are required
HDD must have access time < 20ms; with a minimum of 650MB free
9GB free space for creating a DVD image file (9GB for double layer; 5GB for single layer)
SMART-BURN avoiding Buffer Under Run error, Automatically adjusting writing strategy & running OPC to provide the best burning quality.
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.
SMART-WRITE: Through drive's self-learning function, automatically detect and decide the optimal write strategy of DVD recordable media ( DVD+R & DVD-R ) for the best write 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.
Support both 8cm and 12cm disc of CD and DVD family
Support LightScribe direct disk labeling to LightScribe media


Package Contents
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Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


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

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  • Nicholas R.
  • 7/10/2014 10:11:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked Great

Pros: Has worked well through the whole time I've owned it, since 07.

Cons: Have to replace it since I'm upgrading the comp and everything is now SATA.

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  • Daniel B.
  • 2/10/2013 7:56:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive!!

Pros: Dependable, no problems! Has lasted over 6 years!

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Purchased back in 2007. Just took it out of my computer yesterday as it was EIDE and upgraded everything to SATA. However, still a great working drive, I used it at least weekly for 6 years!!

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  • philip j.
  • 2/27/2011 7:24:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood burner

Pros: good fast burner.
mine came w/ snap on silver front to match my Aluminum box.

Cons: The door belt sliped after 4 years .
New belt costs about $2.

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  • Joseph C.
  • 2/20/2008 9:33:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot a Bad Burner

Pros: Fast burner, does what it's supposed to do.

Cons: Don't expect any bonus software or box with this drive, all that shows up is the drive. But hey, that's clearly laid out.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/28/2008 11:05:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Performs as expected, but I primarily use it to watch dvd's, not for burning.

Cons: The Nero software that was bundled with the drive, was not Vista compatible.

Other Thoughts: Many reviewers comment on the noise of this drive, but I have not had that problem, at least not with playing dvd's. There is more noise when burning a disc, however.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/28/2008 4:37:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Works great for burning and lightscribe.

Cons: none yet.

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  • Aaron Y.
  • 1/25/2008 9:40:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLite-On is right on!

Pros: I bought this back in October and it is still working. I have burnt numerous DVD's and CD's. I have also used the Lightscribe
Technology about 6-7 times and they all turned out great. Some people say that it is noisy. I don't find it noisy because it does not bother me.

Cons: There are none. Well

Other Thoughts: Computer technology can be tricky if you are not experienced. Most items (that are built right) should work when you put them into your computer. However, people who think they know everything about computers will buy the wrong one and blame it on the product. Or they try to put it into a computer that is all messed up with no virus protection or they have their firewall disabled or have 8 billion things running or have 8 billion drivers installed for one application. Computers are kind of like cars. They need weekly or monthly maintenance. So please, take your time in buying something and look very deep into the product before purchasing it.

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  • Jeremy R.
  • 1/14/2008 9:52:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Its fast and reliable.

Cons: its a little loud sometimes. lightscribe takes forever but I think its slow on all drives so thats no big.

Other Thoughts: should have got the sata one for less case clutter.

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  • James C.
  • 1/9/2008 5:44:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWill Not Buy another

Pros: Worked okay for about 9 months

Cons: In the last 30 days I started getting Power calibration errors and CD/DVD works fine in another burner I have. Also, the tray will not consistantly open, the disc continue to get stuck and they only way to remove the disc is to either restart the system or use a paperclip in the emergency release. Piece of junk as far as I'm concerned.

Other Thoughts: Buy a more reliable burner, not from Lite-On. As you can tell, I'm not very happy with this purchase, but outside the warranty.

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  • JAMES R.
  • 1/7/2008 11:02:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: Worked great for about 6 months. Price was very Cheep.

Cons: Always was very loud and as time went on got louder. After 6 months it stopped writing to DVDs and finally it stopped working all together. Worked just long enough for the warrenty to expire. This was not just one either. It was 4 drives that I bought and all 4 have sinced been replaced by Sonys.

Other Thoughts: As I said above, price was cheep. I guess you get want you pay for.

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