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Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

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4.4 out of 5 stars 496 customer reviews
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  • SATA Half-Height internal DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R9/ DVD-R9/ DVD-RAM/DVD-ROM /
  • CD-R/ CD-RW / CD-ROM combination drive.Support Double Layer DVD+/- R9 Recording Function.
  • SMART-BURN(1) avoiding Buffer Under Run error, Automatically adjusting writing strategy &
  • SMART-X(2) function adjusts CD-DA / VCD / DVD data extraction to a fastest allowable speed
  • according to both data request rate from host and disk quality.Walking OPC to provide the best burning quality.
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Lite-On
  • Model Number: IHAS424-98 BLACK/RBOX
  • Buffer Size: 2 MB
  • Item Display Weight: 1.80 pounds

Product Description

Lite-On IHAS424-98 LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive (Black), Retail

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.7 x 1.6 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B002SIMPXM
  • Item model number: IHAS424-98 BLACK/RBOX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (496 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 12, 2009

Customer Reviews

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Installation was very easy, took less than 5 minutes to install in the computer. The software, Nero8, also installed quickly. I have not had a single failed DVD or CD burn yet with this drive; this is very impressive to me (I am using Verbatim media). The drive is quieter than most I have used.

If you want to use the LightScribe feature (and it does work very well), it will be necessary to download drivers from the LightScribe web site [...] in order for Nero 8 to recognize this feature.
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This is a great burner. Easy to install, easy to use, good included software (including Nero Express 9), all for a good price.

The only caveat is you can't put two in the same Windows computer. Windows can't recognize more than one of these. LiteOn is aware of the problem but does not have a fix as of this writing. Tech Support says they are working on a firmware upgrade but they don't know when it will be available.

UPDATE 8/16/2011: The answer I got from LiteOn is, "It is Microsoft's fault." If you buy two (or more) at the same time, as I did, you probably get devices with sequential serial numbers. Windows reads device s/n's from left to right. If there are more digits than Windows can read, as these apparently have (they didn't say how many it was), XP (and maybe others) truncates the s/n so it looks to Windows like they both have the same s/n. The OS then disables the first one. The support guy I talked to said there was no fix. I think this is pretty lame, since this is a known OS quirk. LiteOn should have a work-around for this. I have deducted one star.

UPDATE 10/01/2011: After a third call to LiteOn support and getting the same response, I asked to speak to a supervisor. After a brief discussion, we went thru a series of steps and obtained the serial no. and firmware version of the operational drive thru Windows. We discovered my drive had very old firmware. He directed me to LiteOn's Web site Download/Utilities page. From there I downloaded their "SmartPack - Firmware Auto Upgade Program for Optical Storage Products" program. I installed the program and updated the firmware to both drives, and now both work on my system.

I am still giving the product 3 stars because of the poor tech support.
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This is the first LightScribe burner that I've owned (I've used about a dozen other non LightScribe burners in the past). I've used this new Lite-On LightScribe unit for reading CDs and DVDs (both +R and -R) without any issues. I've also burned both CDs (-R) and DVDs (-R and +R) with it without any issues. My system is a top end DELL XPS 9000, Win7 64bit Pro, and I didn't have any issues getting the burner to work in it. I bought HP branded "LightScribe" DVD media, and I was looking forward to burning some nice labels onto the top of my DVDs. My first attempts didn't turn out too well, the image and writing that I'd selected was too light, too hard to see once it was completed. I don't think this is an issue with the burner, or with the media, but with me and my lack of practice with selecting a good image that will burn dark enough to be easily seen. I know now (trial and error has taught me) to make sure the labels that I make need to have strong contrasting text and/or pictures, so that when burned onto the tops, they will be easily seen.

I'm giving this burner a 4 out of 5, because I wanted the LightScribe option to be more user friendly (maybe it's a software issue, maybe the laser is not strong enough, or maybe it's just me, but better software and/or a better laser would have protected me from myself, and then I would have given it a 5.
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I have been using this drive for about six months now and I have to say that I am extremely pleased so far. I have used it to burn CD's and DVD's and even though I sometimes use what some may call "cheap media" I have had no problems at all. I have used the Lightscribe function on 6 or 7 discs for my nephew and niece and they really enjoy that, "these look way cooler then just a plain DVD" according to them. I wish that the 20 minute process there was a little faster, but hey, for $25 it still works great! I have actually recommended this item to friends and family members and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a reasonably priced DVD drive and burner :^)
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I replaced an existing IDE LITE-ON DVD drive with this one. It worked very well. It has more features and functions better than a 2-yr-old SATA SAMSUNG DVD drive in my computer. It came well packed and fully equiped with manual, mounting screws, a SATA signal cable, and NERO software; whereas the SAMSUNG purchased from CDW was an OEM item, did not come with even mounting screws, no cable, no manual, no software! The LITE-ON customer support was great. Initially my computer could not recognize it, when I kept the old IDE drive as a slave drive. I sent email to LITEON support, and they answered my email next day, and gave some suggestions. But I found out just removing the old IDE drive and IDE cable from the mother board solved the problem. Now this LITE-ON drive is SATA master, the SAMSUNG drive is SATA slave; they worked well. This is the latest model, manufactured in March 2010.
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