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Lite-On is a core manufacturer producing these drives under many other brand names.

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Pros

Properly detects cheap media and will not burn faster than the media is capable of

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Fast burns on good media (have seen 18x but not 20)

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Very reliable burns on any media (very few coasters)

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Cons

Light is the same color burning or reading

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The Lite-On LH20-A1H is an E-IDE interface (The LH-20A1L is SATA) DVD/CD burner with speeds up to 20X and Lightscribe technology. Lite-On is a core manufacturer producing these drives under many other brand names. These drives are first choice drives by many computer enthusiasts for their longevity, reliability and its easily modifiable firmware to expand its capabilities. This drive features 'Learning Firmware' that learns media and absolute speeds for reliable burns, no matter the brand name it looks at the core media manufacturer.

Specifications:


DVD:
Read - 20X
Write:
DVD+R/DVD-R - 20X
DVD+R9/DVD-R9 - 8X
DVD-RAM - 12X
ReWrite:
DVD+RW - 8X
DVD-RW - 6X
160ms Access Time

CD:
Write CD-R - 48X
ReWrite CD-RW - 32X
Read - 48X
160ms Access Time

DVD-RAM 5X PCAV

Lightscribe Labeling:
CDR/DVD - 1.6X

Buffer 2MB internal
MTBF 70,000 POH

 
These specifications are with manufacturer BIOS/Firmware, optional firmware is available to change these speeds. Such changes WILL void the drive warranty.
 
Read speeds are not published but taken from independent testers.
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Majic
02/22/2009 01:39

I've owned one since 04/2007 probably burned 3 to 5 disc at most. Its a piece of junk locks up my computer when I try to do any kind of backup.

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