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Lite-On iHES212
7.5 out of 10

Lite-On iHES212

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Overall 2

Not Good At All

Andrew G., Newegg
5 July 2013
  • Summary: after 3 months of trying to get this fixed from Light-on, and had 4 drives sent to my house all did not work. i updated the firmware like they said and lightscribe didn't work at all. i even installed the drive on my sons computer witch is different system and windows still got the same thing.
  • Pros: No Pros to this drive at all
  • Cons: the drive does not work the way it should, Takes to long to read disks, burning disks takes even longer, Lightscribe leaves lines in the image, and now the drive just hangs up my system.
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Overall 4

Died after 9 months, extremely light usage

John M., Newegg
7 March 2013
  • Summary: I'm in the process of trying to get LiteOn to service the drive, but my initial email correspondence resulted in them telling me to return the drive to NewEgg, but obviously that's not going to work since it's beyond 30 days. Still waiting for them to reply with a means to send to LiteOn Service.
  • Pros: When the drive worked, it worked well.
  • Cons: The drive died just after 9 months. I only used the drive maybe twice before discovering that it ceased operating.
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Overall 10

Lite On

Daniel A., Newegg
18 February 2013
Overall 10

Exceeds expectations

Caitlin B., Newegg
15 February 2013
  • Pros: -Supports Blu-Ray -Lightscribe -as long as you install the software, it supports 3D play back. I only found out that it supported 3D AFTER I recived them. -Fast!! -Quiet after first use. Bought two of these For my Rig. I have yet to test out the lightscribe.
  • Cons: They are loud the first time you use them, but it quiets to an almost silent whirr on every use afterwords.
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Overall 2

Does not play blurays

David F., Newegg
19 January 2013
  • Summary: Bought this one because I thought it came with everything needed to play blurays. Wish I had purchased a cheaper drive. Deciding whether to upgrade to PowerDVD 12 or Purchase Corel WinDVD.
  • Pros: Plays dvds. I expect it will play bluray if I buy new software for it.
  • Cons: Does not play bluray out of the box. The software it comes with is the outdated PowerDVD 10.
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Overall 10

User Review

Chris K., Newegg
31 December 2012
  • Pros: Been flawless since day one, would recommend.
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 2

Fine drive, hard to use though

Andrew N., Newegg
11 December 2012
  • Pros: Easy to install, physically works, not too loud
  • Cons: Software doesn't work with Windows 8, PowerDVD12 is only version which does. If you purchase PowerDVD12 you'll need to spend $98 to get Blu-Ray playback, so this player actually costs $177.99 if you own Windows 8.
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Overall 8


Jamie p., Newegg
17 October 2012
  • Pros: These are very nice drives. Have had a 3 now with no problems. Quite operation. Would buy another. Too bad this one died on startup
  • Cons: Software is more like adware. These companies would do better not to use a program as an annoying marketing tool. Unfortunaetly this drive rrived pretty much DOA. A piece of cushion not secured properly in manufacturing appaently fell down and hit the drive belt in the first 15 seconds and after ...
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Overall 4

Win7 Media Center and WMP won't play some DVDs

Neil S., Newegg
14 October 2012
  • Summary: Win7 MCE and WMP won't play a pristine Princess Bride DVD. I get an MCE error. And paging errors (event 51) in the system event log. Playing the same disk on the same machine with the same software using a Plextor DVD-RW drive works fine. Tried upgrading the firmware and no change.
  • Pros: Compact drive depth
  • Cons: Windows Media Center and WMP on Win7 won't play some DVDs on this drive.
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Overall 6

Drive is great, software isn't so great...

Phil B., Newegg
26 August 2012
  • Summary: I wish the product page went more in depth on what software it came with.
  • Pros: The drive is great! Watched all three of the bonus discs from the Star Wars saga box set (I'll watch the movies soon!). Absolutely nothing wrong with the drive.
  • Cons: The software it comes with is PowerDVD 10 among other things from Cyberlink, but the latest software from Cyberlink is PowerDVD 12. I bought this product because it came with "software" required to watch blu ray discs. It's a shame it's an old version. On the bright side, you get a discount for u...
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