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LITE-ON Combo Drive 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM Black IDE Model SOHC-5236V

  • 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW
  • 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-ROM
  • 1.5MB Cache

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  • Warranty & Returns
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Jesse D.
  • 3/11/2007 12:00:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsthe perfect drive...almost

Pros: this thing is everything i needed

Cons: the horribly easy install was just such a con.........not

Other Thoughts: no dvd burner, don't need it so why pay for it? perfect for anyone unless they need a dvd burner

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  • Gregory C.
  • 2/27/2007 4:13:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

Pros: Quiet, runs nice, software great

Cons: none

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  • Brian E.
  • 2/26/2007 2:42:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast Drive

Pros: Fast, quiete, great, price. Can't say enough

Cons: Not a DVD burner :(

Other Thoughts: I wish it burned DVDs because this is a great drive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/24/2007 11:45:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice - but no Vista support out of the box

Pros: It's a CD burner - and it plays DVDs. Does exactly what I was looking for.

Cons: Just a tad loud. Included software is not Vista compatible. And the support website is quite worthless. I managed to find an upgrade link for Nero from the support site on a different optical drive that I had purchased.

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  • Nurrah O.
  • 2/20/2007 12:21:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive Overall

Pros: Easy to setup and doesn't come with a ton of bundleware discs. Fast spin-up time and reads great. Burns CDs with decent speeds.

Cons: I've experienced a couple of full system lockups while reading discs since installing this drive; though it might not be the drive itself (see below). Unlike all other Lite-On drives I've purchases in the past, it didn't come with a blank disc.

Other Thoughts: As mentioned above, I've had some lockups, but further investigation leads me to believe that iTunes 7.0.2 doesn't like this drive.

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  • Joe S.
  • 2/11/2007 3:29:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive for the cost

Pros: For the cost you can't go wrong. It just does the job.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I don't burn a lot, just use it as a drive for gaming. Going on about 9 months now, no problems

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  • Michael H.
  • 2/9/2007 11:22:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsVery Noisy

Pros: Dependable, burns and reads all my CDS perfectly.

Cons: If it wasnt for the unbearable squealing the drive makes while it is actively being used I would probably give this product a 5.

Other Thoughts: Maybe it was just mine but reading other reviews on and off newegg it sounds like I am not the only one. I dont mind noise like a disc spinning but a screeching sound is different.

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  • Nicholas O.
  • 2/6/2007 7:18:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great drive works well.

Cons: Not realy any problems.

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  • Lucas D.
  • 2/1/2007 6:20:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: It is very fast and did not need audio cable

Cons: Did not come with audio cable and is not SATA

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  • Bradley W.
  • 1/28/2007 4:29:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice drive, gets the job done.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Lite-On is a good alternative to brands like Sony and HP that cost upwards of twice the price.

I have bought over half a dozen of Lite-On products and have yet to have any issues with them.

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