We respect your privacy and take it very seriously. The look of Lite-On’s drives really hasn’t changed much over the last few years. I’m not happy with this product at all. LightScribe LightScribe is a direct disc labeling technology that burns text and graphics onto the surface of a CD or DVD using the disc drive is laser and a specially coated LightScribe disc. While it didn’t have the fastest quick erase time out of the four drives here, it was able to do a full erase in a respectable 3:

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According to HP, it’s as simple as burning the data, flipping the disc, and then burning the label. CD Burning Technology Guide: Before you can do this though, you will need to choose the contrast.

– Lite-On LHA1H 20x ‘Super AllWrite’ DVD±RW/RAM – Reviews – all-pages

For example, if your disc was normally supported at only 8x, the LHA1H would now give you the option to write to it at 12x. The 20ah1x died after about 10 and hasn’t worked since.

For this test I randomly generated MB of files and directories to test the time it takes the drive to write and close a CD. If your CD player states that it can play CD-Rs, then you should be able to burn at any speed without problems.

Lite-on LH-20A1H Firmware LL0A

For testing purposes, we created a few discs using Verbatim’s LightScribe v1. To test rewrite scores, Nero is used again to time how long it takes to write MB of random files and directories.


Looking at the other scores, you can see that the drive’s seek times were again quite good. If you use a dual layer disc you probably won’t get the best results because most DVD-ROM drives slow down to read them. When a disc is written at a higher than normal speed, SmartWrite will automatically create a new writing strategy for it. Or choose door No.

A little editorial note here.

SmartWrite also works with supported media. At 20a1hd speed, it took the drive a little more than five minutes to write an entire 4. To check the media compatibility of the LHA1H, I ran a few tests using some of the media available in my area. Get insider deals first, exclusive promotions and more delivered to your inbox each week. If you do run into trouble, the documentation Lite-On has provided is more than sufficient.

Exact Audio Copy can tell us a lot about a drive’s capabilities. While LightScribe capable drives use the same laser when burning both the data and label, they have to be able to accurately control the laser’s focus and position as well as the spindle speed.

LITEON 20x DVD Writer With Lightscribe Model Lh-20a1h 186c

By looking at the KProbe screenshots, you can see that the discs burned by the drive had a low number of C1 errors and there were no C2 errors at all. You can even use it to turn your photos into custom slide shows. This shouldn’t be too surprising though, considering the drive spins at more than 11, RPM. Since POF errors are uncorrectable, we really don’t want to see any of them at all. When it reaches this point, its 20a1ux speed increases to 32x and stays there until the end of the session.


Most 201hx software companies have pledged support for the technology. The CD is almost exactly 74 minutes.

While the drive wrote toall of our test media at its rated speeds or better, only three types were supported at 20x. Lite-On Warranty provided by: The drive Lite-On sent us for this review was manufactured in November of and had firmware LL Act like your business depends on them by David Gewirtz.

For these tests, SmartWrite and OverSpeed were left disabled. The best deals on laptops, tablets, PCs, gaming and much more!

Until now, there were very few options, unless you wanted to shell out thousands of dollars for a certified test machine. Nero Vision also lets users add things like transitions, custom backgrounds, animated menus and text effects.