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Lite-On iHAS524

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    8.2 8.2 from 7 reviewers
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Lite-On iHAS524

The Lite-On iHAS524 is an internal DVD writer that supports a maximum write speed of 24X on select DVD recordable media, and features Lite-On’s latest patented LabelTag technology which is a disc-labeling feature for CDs and DVDs. LabelTag eliminates the need for markers, stickers or other labeling methods and allows users to use any standard optical storage disc to burn data and create a label in a circular motion in the same session.

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Retailing at an MSRP of $39.99,…

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Lite-On iHAS524

The Lite-On iHAS524 is an internal DVD writer that supports a maximum write speed of 24X on select DVD recordable media, and features Lite-On’s latest patented LabelTag technology which is a disc-labeling feature for CDs and DVDs. LabelTag eliminates the need for markers, stickers or other labeling methods and allows users to use any standard optical storage disc to burn data and create a label in a circular motion in the same session.

Features

Retailing at an MSRP of $39.99, the iHAS524 comes with Smart-Burn™ and Smart-X technologies which allows users to achieve optimized writing quality for every burn and experience a quiet playback quality. The iHAS524 has a random access time of 150 ms for CD and 160 ms for DVD. It supports a Serial ATA (SATA) interface, has a 2 MB buffer, and requires a system with Pentium 4 1.3GHz or higher CPU, 128MB RAM or higher RAM and 650MB available capacity; 9GB free HDD space or higher as well as Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista operating system to operate. The unit supports hgher transfer rates with SATA connection (compared to PATA) and is future proof with compatibility with the latest motherboards. It provides users with optimized airflow in PC casings due to smaller cable and plug sizes, and supports “hot swap”. Other features on the iHAS524 include SMART-BURN which automatically adjusts writing strategy and running OPC to provide optimized burning quality and avoid Buffer Underrun error as well, SMART-X function which adjusts CD-DA / VCD / DVD data extraction to a fastest allowable speed according to both data request rate from host and disc quality and an ABS system which reduces vibration and noise during recording and reading.

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