Conclusion: Like many, I never expected DVD±R writing speeds to reach 18x, let alone 20x. Nevertheless, Lite-On has pulled off this impressive feat with the LH-20A1H. Aimed squarely at enthusiasts, the drive offers features like SmartWrite, LightScribe and some of the fastest DVD writing speeds available. However, even with all this, it's hard to ignore the fact that there are still a few rough spots that need to be worked out.
Pros: Writes to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 20x, Writes to DVD+RW media at 8x, Writes to DVD-RW media at 6x, Writes to DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media at 8x, Reads and writes DVD-RAM media at 12x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 16x, Reads DVD±R media at 16x, Reads DVD±RW and DVD±R DL media at 12x, Features 48x CD-R and 32x CD-RW writing speeds, Good selection of writing and rewriting speeds, Excellent DAE speeds, Low seek times, Supports SMART-BURN, SMART-X, ABS, SmartWrite and O...
Cons: High media requirements when writing at 20x, LightScribe bug limits DVD writing speed to 6x, Questionable writing quality with some DVD±R DL media, Slower than other drives when writing to DVD±RW and CD-RW media, Reads CD-RW media at only 32x, Has a 2048KB buffer
Excerpt: LiteOn's LH-20A1H may not be the cheapest DVD writer in our group, but it's still affordable at £28. It comes bundled with a copy of Nero Recode so you can fit a two-layer DVD movie on to a cheaper single-layer disc. The LH-20A1H was consistently fast in our tests. It wrote single-layer DVDs at around 10X and burned double-layer discs at around 6X. It was the joint second-fastest internal DVD writer when writing DVD+RW discs, with a speed of 6.96X.
Summary: *) Leistungsnote: In diese Bewertung geht nur die reine Leistung eines Gerätes, nicht aber sein Preis ein. Die Leistungsnote setzt sich aus den Teilnoten Tempo (35%), Kompatibilität (45%), Ausstattung (15%) und Service (5%) zusammen.