Thursday, January 25th 2007

Lite-On Readies 20x SATA DVD Writer


Lite-On is about to ship next month what it claims to be the world's first 20x DVD writer with SATA interface. The LH-20A1S can handle all the major DVD and CD recordable and rewriteable formats, including dual-layer media. The drive comes with 1.5Gbps SATA interface, compatible with boards that support both that and the 3Gbps SATA II specification. Lite-on said the LH-20A1S will ship mid-February for around £32.Source: TheRegister
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24 Comments on Lite-On Readies 20x SATA DVD Writer

#1
Velcro
Yay, no more messy IDE cables to deal with. Pretty soon everything will phase out the good old IDE. I hope it doesent though as IDE has never failed me.
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xylomn
by: Velcro
Yay, no more messy IDE cables to deal with. Pretty soon everything will phase out the good old IDE. I hope it doesent though as IDE has never failed me.
samsung already has sata dvd+/-rw i use one myself, no IDE cables at all in my computer :D :D :D

Good to see more sata drives coming out though, can't wait till ide is gone, damn cables are a pain
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#3
Velcro
Is your computer in the case gallery? If so I want to see it with no IDE cables LOL.
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#4
EastCoasthandle
xylomn is that true SATA or PATA? In other words, I can keep my bios as ACHI?
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#5
killatia
how much would that be in dollars?
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#7
Rosco
xylomn, whats that samsung like?

I was considering get the same model, but with Lightscribe in it (SH-S183L).

Glad to see that Scan have it back in stock.
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#8
xylomn
its worked fine with me, never done a bad disc yet :) copies fast and nice and quiet
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#9
Rosco
I might get one before they all disappear then :laugh:
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#10
tigger
I'm the only one
@xylomn i have a samsung sh-w163a,love it.i only got it coz i wanted to get rid of ide from my machine.it is true sata too i believe.
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xylomn
by: tigger69
@xylomn i have a samsung sh-w163a,love it.i only got it coz i wanted to get rid of ide from my machine.it is true sata too i believe.
yeah i thought so, i've had mine a while now, I love it best drive I've had
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#12
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
If this comes in black and isn't grossly overpriced compared to IDE drives of the same speed I might pick one up. I guess it will be nice to get rid of my last ribbon cable in my machine.
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#13
tkpenalty
by: newtekie1
If this comes in black and isn't grossly overpriced compared to IDE drives of the same speed I might pick one up. I guess it will be nice to get rid of my last ribbon cable in my machine.
It would be cheaper to manufacture, so probably around the same price.
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#14
tigger
I'm the only one
mine was the same price as an equivelant ide drive.
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#15
EastCoasthandle
it seems that newegg is nearly out of all the decent sata cd/dvd drives at the moment. I also did some comparing and found the Plextor appealing. However, the drive posted by xylomn is not available at newegg and I am having a bit of time finding it in the states.
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#17
hat
Maximum Overclocker
So you mean you're useing all 4 and cant put a dvd burner in?
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#18
Rosco
by: EastCoasthandle
it seems that newegg is nearly out of all the decent sata cd/dvd drives at the moment. I also did some comparing and found the Plextor appealing. However, the drive posted by xylomn is not available at newegg and I am having a bit of time finding it in the states.
Newegg do have the same model that xylomn (SH-S183A) has (well almost). The only difference is that this one has the Light Scribe technology in it, it's also the one that i've been waiting for here in the UK, but i cant find it anywhere :(

Newegg - Samsung SH-S183L

Samsung - SH-S183L Specs
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#19
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: hat
So you mean you're useing all 4 and cant put a dvd burner in?
I currently have 4 SATA slots taken up, but then again I have 6 total, so I am fine. However, my last motherboard only had 4 SATA slots and all 4 were taken up, so it is possible.
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#20
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Spiffy, Im assuming this still uses the 4 pin molex plug for the device. Id like to get all SATA devices to keep it cable clean and less dust bunny attracters. IDE hasnt failed me though. Now, if they can make an SATA Floppy drive, we will be in business :)
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#21
tigger
I'm the only one
my samsung uses the sata power plug thing,NOT a molex.
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#22
EastCoasthandle
by: Rosco
Newegg do have the same model that xylomn (SH-S183A) has (well almost). The only difference is that this one has the Light Scribe technology in it, it's also the one that i've been waiting for here in the UK, but i cant find it anywhere :(

Newegg - Samsung SH-S183L

Samsung - SH-S183L Specs
Thanks for the links, however newegg is selling OEM, what program comes with retail that allows you to LightScribe?
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#23
overcast
As long as this thing has silent operation I'm down. My (at the time) expensive Plextor 708A is barely audible during burning, and installation. I picked up one of the cheap alternatives, an NEC drive (that everyone raves about), and it sounds like a jet taking off when it spins up. Plextor may be expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for. Sound is much quieter, tray operation is much smoother, rips cd's much faster.

Hearing Plextor is staying in business is the best news of the week. I'm hoping this Liteon is inline with them.
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#24
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: EastCoasthandle
Thanks for the links, however newegg is selling OEM, what program comes with retail that allows you to LightScribe?
Most likely Nero, which is pretty cheap and easy to find these days.
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