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LITE-ON Releases the Fastest DVD Writer in the World

Postby Ian on Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:06 pm

Think your 18x DVD writer is fast? Think again.

http://www.liteonit.com/global/index.ph ... Itemid=124

LITE-ON IT CORP., the professional ODD manufacturer of DVD & Ultra-Speed CD-RW / Combo Writers, releases the fastest ATAPI / E-IDE DVD Writer in the world: 20X Super AllWrite Drive LH-20A1P. It only takes around 5 minutes to backup 4.7 GB data on an excellent single layer 16X DVD+R or DVD-R media at 20X maximum. LH-20A1P also has innovative SMART-WRITE technology: Through this drive's self-learning function, LH-20A1P will automatically detect and decide the optimal write strategy of DVD recordable media ( DVD+R & DVD-R ) for the best write quality. It can save you a lot of time and trouble for data storage & blank media selection. This Super AllWrite Drive can support all of DVD formats: DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, DVD-RAM. LH-20A1P is able to rewrite certified DVD-RAM media at 12X maximum, write DVD+R DL ( Double Layer ) media & DVD-R DL ( Dual Layer ) media at 8X maximum, rewrite High-Speed DVD+RW at 8X maximum, rewrite High-Speed DVD-RW at 6X maximum, and read DVD-ROM media at 16X maximum.

This Super AllWrite Drive is not only a powerful DVD Writer but also an Ultra-Speed CD-RW drive. It can write CD-R media at 48X maximum, rewrite Ultra-Speed CD-RW media at 32X maximum, and read CD-ROM media at 48X maximum. No matter what you want to backup important or personal data from ( digital still camera, digital video camcorder, TV, etc.), LH-20A1P is your best choice for recording large volumes of DVD audio & video. An amazing LITE-ON Super AllWrite Drive with the fastest DVD writing & rewriting function can meet your desires for DVD title creating and multi-media applications on PCs. Built-in SMART-BURN technology provides buffer-under-run-free function and great media compatibility for high-speed writing DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / CD-R / CD-RW media. Its SMART-X technology provides smooth & stable Audio CD / VCD / DVD playback and high-performance DAE / VCD / DVD data extraction. Power saving function is also ready. Please contact LITE-ON sale representative or authorized distributor for additional product information.


Let's hope that it supports more than two media types at 20x. Media support has been one of my biggest issues with their 18x DVD writers.
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Postby Spazmogen on Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:41 pm

When does the review unit arrive for testing?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:05 pm

Why does the picture show a 4x DVDR? :lol:

Maybe it can do 20x on 4x DVDR media!! :P
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Postby Scour on Fri Nov 10, 2006 7:23 pm

"According to sources at Lite-On, the LH-20A1P should be available in a matter of weeks"

How many weeks is a "matter"
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Postby Ian on Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:30 pm

Scour wrote:How many weeks is a "matter"


They said two. Then again, our 18x DVD writer was supposed to arrive in October and its still a no show.
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Postby Scour on Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:34 pm

The bulk-versions of the LH18A1P and A1H u can get everywhere in Germany since last week
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Postby burninfool on Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:50 pm

Lite-On's errors are high enough burning at 12x...I can only imagine what 20x will be. :roll:
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Postby carl on Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:07 pm

If I only had the 20A1x firmware... :cry:
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Postby Ian on Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:36 pm

Scour wrote:The bulk-versions of the LH18A1P and A1H u can get everywhere in Germany since last week


Yeah, the OEM version of the LH18A1P is available through Newegg too. I've thought about ordering one but I'd rather review a retail unit.
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Postby Bhairav on Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:47 am

burninfool wrote:Lite-On's errors are high enough burning at 12x...I can only imagine what 20x will be. :roll:


Go check out some of the scans of the latest drives, you might be surprised at the 16X burns coming out.
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Postby Ian on Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:50 am

Bhairav wrote:Go check out some of the scans of the latest drives, you might be surprised at the 16X burns coming out.


Yeah, they're really not that bad, at least with SL media. DL though.. they need some work still.
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Postby Scour on Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:26 am

Retail-drives are not avible here ATM, so I wonder that the 20x should be avaible in some weeks
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Postby Ian on Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:44 pm

The retail version of the LH-18A1P is in stock at Newegg now. Only $33.99.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827106043
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Postby Darth on Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:03 am

there are 3 versions of this drive: LH-16A1P, LH-18A1P and LH-20A1P.

crossflashing, anyone? :lol:
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Postby Scour on Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:33 pm

I read somewhere that LH18A1H can be flashed to LH20A1H
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Postby Ian on Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:50 pm

I ordered myself a LH-18A1P. If I can get the firmware for the LH-20A1H, I'll give it a try.
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Postby carl on Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:07 pm

If you find the firmware it will need modification before you can crossflash. I do know someone who can do it... :wink:
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Postby Wesociety on Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:13 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Why does the picture show a 4x DVDR? :lol:

Maybe it can do 20x on 4x DVDR media!! :P

Maybe the retail package includes a "premium" piece of 4x DVDR. :P

I agree with you though, it is pretty funny that the promotional images show a 4x piece of media. lol

I am looking forward to some quality scans, feedback and reviews on this "20x" DVD burning...
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:53 pm

it can't be many people that would bother to look at the DVD inside the drive...
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Postby Phoenix '97 on Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:28 am

Does the retail box come with a DVD-RAM driver for Windows 2000? Here I am with that new LG drive capable of using 12x DVD-RAM, but no driver. Nero can write to it though, but it doesn't act much different than a DVD+/-RW.
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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:16 am

Phoenix '97 wrote:Does the retail box come with a DVD-RAM driver for Windows 2000? Here I am with that new LG drive capable of using 12x DVD-RAM, but no driver. Nero can write to it though, but it doesn't act much different than a DVD+/-RW.


Most drive manufacturers are just including InCD.
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