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LiteON iHAS424 Dual-Layer DVD Writer Review

LiteON iHAS424 Dual-Layer DVD Writer Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: It's got everything you'd expect from a DVD-writer, including dual-layer DVD writing and reading, compatibility with both + and - formats, as well as support for lightscribe label burning.
 77% Rating:   
Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: LiteON Nov 02 2009   Julian Apong  
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ODD Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+R DL, DVD-ROM

Nero CD Speed: DVD+R DL Source: Ahead Software

Nero's CD Speed burn tests a DVD+R DL rated at 2.4x. The program emulates a burn that would fill the disc with 8.5GB of data. This test is done by simply placing blank recording media into the burner and running CD Speed the software.

Nero CD Speed: DVD+R DL


DVD+R DL

Nero CD Speed: DVD+R DL Benchmark Results

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Lite-On iHAS424

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Media DVD+R DL DVD+R DL DVD+R DL DVD+R DL DVD+R DL DVD+R DL DVD+R DL DVD+R DL
Media Write Speed: 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x
Avg Speed: 6.32x 6.20x 9.25x 9.21x 6.23x 4.3x 2.4 2.4
Start Speed: 3.52x 3.44x 5.04x 5.13x 3.46x 2.4x 2.39 2.4
End Speed: 8.43x 8.26x 12.35x 12.3x 8.31x 5.74x 2.4 2.4
Type CAV CAV CAV CAV CLV CAV CLV CLV

The iHAS424 is about average when it comes to DVD media.

Good time to upgrade to SATA
If you have an old IDE optical drive kicking around inside your PC system, chances are the time is ripe for an upgrade to something a little more modern.

The IDE connection has become limited to a single channel on most motherboards, a few others have even done away with parallel storage interfaces completely.

Moving to a SATA optical burner like the Lite-on iHAS424 means that you won't be left out in the cold when it's time to upgrade to a new PC, but even better it will also mean better performance from your optical media.

The Lite-on iHAS424 is a very fast DVD and CD rewriter, and frequently topped the PCSTATS benchmark charts, particular when burning or reading CD-Rs, CD-RWs and audio CDs.

It also stayed nicely quiet even when it was spinning up, a noise that has been the bane of silent-PC aficionados the world over. Being compatible with DVD-RWs, DVD +/-R, DVD +/-R DL, DVD-RAM and CD-R/CD-RW discs makes the iHAS424 capable of reading all of the most popular optical storage formats. The iHAS424 comes with a one year warranty from Lite-On, although it's been PCSTATS' experience that a lot of optical drives will keep plugging away for years, and since most-problems are dust-related, so repairs can be as simple as cleaning your optical media and the laser.

With a price of just $30 CDN ($28 US, £17 GBP), it's easy to notch the LiteON iHAS424 with Lightscribe capabilities as an upgrade for an older computer system that could use DVD writing capabilities or needs to free up one of its precious IDE channels. System builders should also keep it in mind since optical drives are still very necessary equipment for installing programs or transferring data between computers.

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< Previous Page © 2017 PCSTATS.com Optical Drives News»

 

Contents of Article: LiteON iHAS424
 Pg 1.  LiteON iHAS424 Dual-Layer DVD Writer Review
 Pg 2.  ODD Benchmarks: Sandra 2009, Nero CD / Audio Speed
 Pg 3.  ODD Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R/RW, DVD+RW
 Pg 4.  — ODD Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+R DL, DVD-ROM

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