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Lite-On DVD Writer with LabelTag Technology Reaches Retail

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Optical disc drive specialist Lite-On shipped its internal DVD Writer drives featuring the LabelTag Technology. The Lite-On iHAS524 is touted by the company to be a high-speed burner with speeds of 24x for DVD+R/DVD-R discs, 12x for double-layer DVD+R/DVD-R, 8x for DVD+RW, and 6x for DVD-RW. The center of attraction is its LabelTag Technology, which inscribes labels onto the data-side of single-layer DVDs or CDs. The labeling is quick and easy since it's done while burning the discs. It features the SATA interface, and comes with Nero 8 OEM bundled. It is priced at 49 EUR.

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So, it is a lightscribe with two lenses? One for the data and one for the label?


Nice to see they finally got Nero 8 Express instead of Nero 7.
 
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About time! Was looking everywhere for something like this 6 months ago.
 
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What's the difference between LabelTag and LightScribe? Oh, just checked the wiki. Lightscribe uses the non-data side of a disk... and requires special lightscribe-ready CD blanks. Whereas LabelTag uses the data side of the disk... and draws the label at the end of the data session, in a SPARE section of the CD. Therefore you can't labeltag a "full" CD.

FUNNY... because what I though LightScribe was, Labeltag is. So to me this is nothing new or interesting, just learned that I should have patented this donkeys years back. Another million dollar opportunity lost again. LOL
 
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if it can be done with any disc this is win
 

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if it can be done with any disc this is win
Yes, any single-layer disc. This is where it wins over LightScribe and its typically expensive media.
 
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I think you're all missing the point here, the area that has the "labeltag" on it can't contain data. Yamaha did something like this ages ago on CD-RW drives called DiscT@2 and it was crap as you needed special blue bottomed discs to see the text clearly...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LabelTag
 

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BUt if you cant data meta tag a full disk, thats kind of pointless. I know if I am burning movies, its gonna use the whole disc, depending on the quality. I guess the point of this is more for songs? I don't see how its useful. BT, can ya explain please sir? Thanks.
 

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Oh sweet, if it is like what LostSwede says, that is bad ass!!!
 

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So... what's wrong with writing on the non-data side with a marker? (e.g. the classic way?)
 
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We went through so many discs at my last job that just needed a simple tag or two along with the date that a device like this would have certainly saved some time and eliminated handwriting smudges/mistakes.

True, I would have liked it to be a Lightscribe burner with a top laser (no flipping) as it would apply to many more applications.
 
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Sweet! LabelTag won't come in handy with me at all, but definitely a good feature to have just in case.
 

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I think you're all missing the point here, the area that has the "labeltag" on it can't contain data. Yamaha did something like this ages ago on CD-RW drives called DiscT@2 and it was crap as you needed special blue bottomed discs to see the text clearly...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LabelTag
I remember that, infact I still have the drive in my basement. Those special discs sucked, I found it was easier to read using regular cheap ass CD-Rs then it was to read on their special discs with slightly darker blue bottoms...

This is kind of useless technology, since I rarely don't fill up a CD/DVD when I'm burning them.
 
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Yeah, still have my old Yamaha burner somewhere as well, was a damn good drive at the time, but alas... times move on...
Yes, there are situations when this can be useful, but since you end up wasting space that could've been used for data instead, I don't see this as a mass market feature.
Shame that this wasn't part of the disc standard from day one with a specific part of the discs set aside for data, much like you get inscribed data on the clear plastic part on some pressed discs, now that would've been useful.