Ian wrote:I'm guessing the L has something to do with its SATA interface.
I'm very surprised we haven't heard more about Lite-On's upcoming drives. I'm expecting a drive based on their 18x DVD writer this week. It will be interesting to see how it is.
I'm looking forward to your information!
I remember looking in Nero's compatibility list for hints on new drives. A quick check with Google for "LiteOn 16A7L" found only 5 hits, but 2 are interesting variations on this:
Liteon SH-16A7L (S-ATA 1/2-height) (135),
Liteon SH-16A7H (P-ATA 1/2-height) (136)
and Pioneer DVR-K17LB (137)
and NTI's list of supported drives
has the following LiteOn 7* models listed (other than older CD-burners):
SH-16A7H, SH-16A7L, SH-16AH7S, SH-16AL7S, SH-16AP7S, SH-16AS7S, SH-16WP7S, SH-16WS7S
There weren't any further hits with technical details.