Nine internal DVD burners and Blu-ray drives tested
26 June 2013
Excerpt: With so many cheap and portable storage options available, not to mention all the free cloud and file transfer services, people use DVD-readers and burners less and less. But it can be quite practical to have, even if it's just to (re-)install Windows.
Conclusion: Because of the good feature set and generally good writing
quality across the main media groups, we decided to award the Lite-On iHAS524 our
MyCE “Safe Buy” award, and the drive received an editor rating of excellent.
Summary: Advances are still happening in the world of optical drives believe it or not, and more than just boosts to DVD write speed! In this review PCSTATS is testing a particularly neat technology built into the LiteOn iHAS524 12x DVD-DL (24x DVD±R) recorder that may just convince you to spring for a sleek...
Excerpt: LiteOn were kind enough to send us one of their internal DVD-RW drives, the iHAS524, to review. In an extremely saturated market, it’s difficult to make such a product stand out, but the LiteOn iHAS524 comes with LabelTag technology , which promises extra functionality over standard drives.
Conclusion: Last but certainly not least, the iHAS524 supports LabelTag. The feature will "burn" circular text labels or images right on the data side of a regular single-layer DVD or CD. The feature works well and it is seamlessly integrated within the bundled disc burning application.
Pros: Super-all-write DVD/CD burner, Good bundled software, Fast CD/DVD reader, Reads defected DVDs adequately, Fast CD/DVD burner, Supports Book Type, Supports overburning with CD-R, SmartErase, LabelTag features
Cons: Average CD-R writing quality, DVD+R SL/DL writing quality, Average reading peformance with defected CD-Rs, Does not support overburning with DVD
Excerpt: Lite-On IT Corporation is part of the Taiwanese Lite-On Group, which consists of nine consolidated companies. Lite-On Group is a world leading company in digital convergence (3C: Computer, Communications, and Consumer electronics) employing 35,000 people worldwide.
Pros: Can be picked up for as little as £17 if you shop around, Quiet during films & DVD/CD burning, LabelTag - innovative free labelling of CD/DVDs, Bundled with the great Nero 8 Essentials software, Supports multiple formats including DVD+R-DL, No coasters
Cons: A little noisy when reading normal data - e.g. Software Installations, LabelTag software