Model: Lite-On DX-20A4PU "EZ-DUB" 20x DVD±RW/RAM
Manufacturer: Lite-On IT
Provided By: Lite-On IT USA

In 1995, Lite-On Technology gathered a group of scientists and engineers to help jumpstart their 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.

In the fall of 2005, Lite-On introduced its first EZ-DUB enabled DVD writer, the SOHW-1673SU. This innovative drive gave users the ability to duplicate a disc or backup their data by pressing a button and following a few simple steps. One of the latest additions to the EZ-DUB line is the DX-20A4PU. Based on the DH-20A4P, this external drive is capable of 20x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD±R DL and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. The DX-20A4PU also features many of the technologies we've come to expect from Lite-On including more advanced ones like SmartWrite and OverSpeed.

With features and specs like this, the DX-20A4PU sounds like it has a lot of potential. To give you an idea of what to expect from Lite-On's new external writer, we'll take a look at its features and then see how it compares to some of the 20x DVD±RW drives from the competition. Does the DX-20A4PU have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.

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