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In House Review - Lite-On LH-20A1L 20x DVD±RW/RAM

Postby Ian on Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:30 pm

CDRLabs kicks off the week with an in depth look at Lite-On's new Serial ATA equipped "Super AllWrite" drive, the LH-20A1L. While affordably priced, the drive features some of the fastest reading and writing speeds available. The LH-20A1H is capable of 20x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD±R DL and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds and has a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. Along with support for HP's LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling system, the LH-20A1L also features many of the technologies we've come to expect from Lite-On, including more advanced ones like SmartWrite and OverSpeed.

In this review we'll take a look at some of the features found on the LH-20A1L and see how it compares to some of the 18x and 20x DVD±RW drives from the competition. Does the LH-20A1L have what it takes? You'll have to read the review to find out.

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Postby SkaarjMaster on Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:07 pm

so is this the best 20X so far?
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Postby SithTracy on Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:11 pm

SkaarjMaster wrote:so is this the best 20X so far?

I think that title belongs to the Samsung SH-S203B.
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Postby Ian on Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:49 pm

SkaarjMaster wrote:so is this the best 20X so far?


Lite-On has some work to do to bring this drive up to the same level as the LH-20A1H. I'm kinda surprised that we haven't seen any firmware updates since it was released. Hopefully they're not pulling an LG. :wink:
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Postby Gen-An on Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:20 pm

The drive actually came with the TY media in the box? The reason I ask is that looking at the drive on NewEgg, which shows the contents, I don't see any blank discs included.
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:45 pm

SithTracy wrote:
SkaarjMaster wrote:so is this the best 20X so far?

I think that title belongs to the Samsung SH-S203B.


Has CDRlabs reviewed this one yet?
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Postby Ian on Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:14 pm

SkaarjMaster wrote:Has CDRlabs reviewed this one yet?


It's in the works. We've been kinda dragging our feet, hoping that 16x DVD+R DL media would become available, but that hasn't happened.
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