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Lite-On introduces 24x DVD burner

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Feb 2009 10:41 User comments (15)

Lite-On introduces 24x DVD burner The large optical drive maker Lite-On has announced the launch of the industry's fastest internal DVD writers, each capable of writing to DVD-R at 24x speeds.
Each of the three drives will also include Lite-On's SmartErase technology which will allow users to erase sensitive data on both CDs and DVDs.

The company has added their LabelTag technology will be included in the high end iHAS624 burner. Lite-On adds that "the feature allows users to create label tags on the data side of any blank disc, allowing them to burn data after making the label in separate recording sessions."

Price and exact release dates were not released but the cheaper iHAS324 burner will have a SATA interface and should be available next month.

The mid range iHAP424 has a PATA interface and will include standard LightScribe labeling capabilities.

The high end iHAS624 has a SATA interface and will include LabelTag technology. The iHAS624 has an expected mid-May release.

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15 user comments

110.2.2009 15:12

And how many DVDs can it burn at full speed before burring out?

210.2.2009 15:42

24?

310.2.2009 15:46

Originally posted by ddp:
24?
I have had acouple Lite on drives start failing after 20 or so DL discs so I am mocking their qaulity :P

Even so they are still a good middle brand as far as I know.

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410.2.2009 15:55

At this point, my Lite On's have been some of my favorite burners. I've had (almost) zero issues with any of them.

Don't know that i need a 24x burner though. :)

510.2.2009 17:33

I just don't see the reasoning behind increasing the burning speed like this. Maby the every day consumer likes this. But everyone that I know that is concerned with conserving data and and burn quality. They always burn their discs at around half the drives stated max speed. DVD's @ 8x and CD's @ 24x Sometimes faster or slower depending on disc quality and time constraints.

610.2.2009 17:45

Originally posted by 7thsinger:
At this point, my Lite On's have been some of my favorite burners. I've had (almost) zero issues with any of them.
That used to be me too, but now they don't seem to last forever.

710.2.2009 18:27

Originally posted by defgod:
I just don't see the reasoning behind increasing the burning speed like this. Maby the every day consumer likes this. But everyone that I know that is concerned with conserving data and and burn quality. They always burn their discs at around half the drives stated max speed. DVD's @ 8x and CD's @ 24x Sometimes faster or slower depending on disc quality and time constraints.
Perhaps its a way to maintain higher profits, if they kept release 16X drives then prices would have to fall sharply, if they update the product line every few months they can maintain a higher price and slow the the price fall.

810.2.2009 18:53

Quote:
Originally posted by defgod:
I just don't see the reasoning behind increasing the burning speed like this. Maby the every day consumer likes this. But everyone that I know that is concerned with conserving data and and burn quality. They always burn their discs at around half the drives stated max speed. DVD's @ 8x and CD's @ 24x Sometimes faster or slower depending on disc quality and time constraints.
Perhaps its a way to maintain higher profits, if they kept release 16X drives then prices would have to fall sharply, if they update the product line every few months they can maintain a higher price and slow the the price fall.

Well that makes sense in the business sense More Money More Money. Why not concentrate on Blu-Ray drives.

910.2.2009 22:32

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by defgod:
I just don't see the reasoning behind increasing the burning speed like this. Maby the every day consumer likes this. But everyone that I know that is concerned with conserving data and and burn quality. They always burn their discs at around half the drives stated max speed. DVD's @ 8x and CD's @ 24x Sometimes faster or slower depending on disc quality and time constraints.
Perhaps its a way to maintain higher profits, if they kept release 16X drives then prices would have to fall sharply, if they update the product line every few months they can maintain a higher price and slow the the price fall.

Well that makes sense in the business sense More Money More Money. Why not concentrate on Blu-Ray drives.

Yeah I mean whats the point I know I will use them for a few more years until I can get a comp that is powerful enough too burn BR and I have and stand alone BR player perhaps a PS3 hopefully soon.

The point is the Reg DVD has maybe 5 years left and then they will start fading them out so whats the point on making a higher sped writer when people don't write at that speed anyway I don't I learned the hard way and have lots of coasters too prove that burning slower is better.

1010.2.2009 23:53

I burn everything at the lowest speed possible. Your movies would not work burned at 24x.

1111.2.2009 3:09

the fastest i burn at is 12 X for Verbatim AZO discs which are stamped at X 16 speed. if i burn at X 16 speed it says successful and verifies fine but can still cause freezing when playing back on cetain drives sometimes.
surely they should wait until dvd media is capable and reliable of burning at 24 X speed before releasing the drive - I think we all know that 24 X media will probably never happen - certainly not in terms of 100 % reliability.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Feb 2009 @ 3:10

1211.2.2009 5:16

I used to sell Lite-On drive at a local computer store I used to work at, and very little returns came back, and that was in the days when DVD-RW drivers were still 4X-8X. Any improvement of a predessors drive is a good thing IMO.

1312.2.2009 19:44

From my experience with Lite-on CD and DVD Burners I have had no problems with them at all. I think they are one of the best brands out there after Pioneer drives of course:)

1413.2.2009 2:58

lol its a dvd cloaners dream come true hahah

1517.2.2009 11:31

I used to think the same thing of Lite on drives
But I always had problems ... sometimes I would burn coasters
Thought it was me
My Lite on drives would give me stupid intermitant problems like the door would not open
Anyway I recently built a new pc and decided on lg and samsung to replace them
I got the idea to burn a movie that had failed on the lite ons
Well it worked fine the first time and at full speed ...NO PROBLEMS
I immediately replaced the lite ons in my other pc and will never buy another

I have had others fail on me also but again I thought it was me and my luck
After reading posts here I see I am not alone

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