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LiteON eHAU424 External DVD/CD Writer Review

LiteON eHAU424 External DVD/CD Writer Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: LiteON's eHAU424 external USB2.0 optical drive gives you writing speeds as fast as 24X for DVD+/-R media. It can burn through dual layer DVD+ and DVD- media and write to CD-Rs and CD-RWs as well.
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Filed under: Optical Drives Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: LiteON Feb 12 2010   Julian Apong  
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ODD Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+R DL

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 eHAU424

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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 DVD+R DL
Media Write Speed: 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x 2.4x
Avg Speed: 6.32x 6.11x 6.20x 9.25x 9.21x 6.23x 4.3x 2.4 2.4
Start Speed: 3.52x 4.5x 3.44x 5.04x 5.13x 3.46x 2.4x 2.39 2.4
End Speed: 8.43x 10.1x 8.26x 12.35x 12.3x 8.31x 5.74x 2.4x 2.4x
Type CAV CAV CAV CAV CAV CLV CAV CLV CLV

The eHAU424 is average when it comes to DL media.

Conclusions: A worthy external drive?

Although some computer users have started ditching optical disc storage in favor of storing information on the ever-increasing capacities of USB keys and Solid State Drives (SSD), the old CD and DVD formats aren't going anywhere fast. If you feel that it is time to take the plunge and go with a netbook or optical-less desktop PC, you're at risk of losing access to a lot of media.

Fortunately with external drives like the LiteON eHAU424 you can enjoy the small footprint of a netbook while maintaining the ability to read and write to the most popular optical storage formats. The external eHAU424 unit supports DVD+, DVD-, DVD-DL, CD-R and CDRW and a few other optical formats over the convenience of a USB2.0 cable.

In the optical drive benchmarks the performance of the LiteOn eHAU424 was quite good for an external optical drive. It kept up with the other internal drives on the PCSTATS test bench, and in operation the drive remained relatively quiet and didn't stutter, hitch or buffer under-run (thanks to an on-board 2MB buffer).

LiteON's eHAU424 comes with a one year parts/labor warranty which is about average for an optical drive. For the most part external optical drives can last for years if they're well cared for.

With a price of $50 CDN ($45 USD, £30 GBP) the LiteOn eHAU424 is an easy means of augmenting an optical-drive-deficient netbook, notebook or a home PC. It's not much of a monetary investment, but having a DVD-burner which is portable and always at hand can save a lot of hassle.

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Contents of Article: LiteON eHAU424
 Pg 1.  LiteON eHAU424 External DVD/CD Writer Review
 Pg 2.  Test System Specs and ODD Benchmarks
 Pg 3.  ODD Benchmarks: CD Speed: CD-R/RW, DVD-ROM
 Pg 4.  — ODD Benchmarks: CD Speed: DVD+R DL

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