Conclusion: Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: The Lite-On eTAU108 was able to burn all our tested CD-R media with excellent/very good quality. The Lite-On eTAU108 wrote our tested DVD+R media with very good quality, and excellent quality with all our RW media. The software bundle is also of a high standard and should provide all the essential tools for burning CD and DVD media. Reading performance and reliability was excellent.
Pros: Generally good DVD±R writing quality., Excellent write quality with DVD±RW media., Generally very good/excellent CD-R writing quality., It supports overburning with CD-R media., Sleek and stylish design., Excellent reading reliability., Supports 8x/6x DVD+RW/-RW writing speeds., Excellent build quality., Two sheep burner., Supports BitSetting (BookType DVD-ROM) on DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL., Good community support here at MyCE.com., Excellent software bundle., Small size ...
Cons: DVD±R DL writing quality could be better., Slow burn speed on DVD±R
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Conclusion: I’d recommend the Lite-On eTAU108 portable drive to any netbook owner looking for a small, lightweight, re-writable DVD drive to use on the go. Being powered by just a USB port, it makes a perfect travel companion, as there’s no need for any additional plugs to go with it for power.
Conclusion: Last but not least, the support for Book type and overburning with CD-R discs could offer greater compatibility for your discs as well as worry-free burning of large files on your CD-Rs. We would like to see the drive support overburning with DVDs too. The LiteOn eTAU 108 drive can be purchased online for about €50.
Pros: Ultra portable and stylish CD/DVD burner, USB- powered, Great writing quality with DVD+R/-R/+RW and CD-R media, Reads/writes DVD-RAM (5x), Supports Book type with DVD+R/+R DL and DVD+RW discs, Supports overburning with CD-R discs
Cons: Generally unstable reading of DVD9 discs (DVD-ROM DL and DVD+R/-R DL), Average handling of defected CD-Rs, Weak error correction with defected DVDs, Questionable writing quality with DVD+R DL /-R DL and DVD-RW discs, No overburning with DVD recordables