Lite-On IT got its start in 1995 when its parent company, Lite-On Technology, gathered a group of scientists and engineers to start an optical storage research and manufacturing business. Lite-On Technology quickly established itself as Taiwan’s largest CD-ROM drive manufacturer and by 1999 the business had spun off into a separate company, Lite-On IT. Since then, Lite-On IT has continued to grow. By working closely with companies like BenQ and Philips, they've expanded into the consumer and automotive electronics markets, becoming the world's second largest ODD manufacturer.
With the growing popularity of notebook and netbook computers, Lite-On has set its sights on the portable optical drive market. This winter, the company introduced its latest external slim DVD writer, the eNAU608. Like Lite-On's other portable DVD writers, the eNAU608 is capable of 8x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 6x DVD±R DL and 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 8x. It also features many of the technologies we've come to expect from the company, including support for both LabelTag and LightScribe disc labeling technologies. What sets the eNAU608 apart from Lite-On's other offerings though, is its interchangeable top cover, which can be customized to fit a user's style and personality. The eNAU608 comes with a number of pre-printed inserts. Otherwise, users can create their own using the included software.
Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the eNAU608 has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect from Lite-On's external slim DVD writer, we'll take a look at some of the drive's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Is the eNAU608 the best choice for the person on the go? Keep reading as we find out.