Lite-On LTR-52246 CD-RW Drive

EIDE/ATAPI - Internal - MPN: LTR52246
Product Details
Quick Glance
Type of Drive CD-Writer
Internal/External Internal
Interface Type 1 x IDC Ultra ATA/33 (ATA-4) EIDE/ATAPI
User Reviews
1 Star Review   By member mfbowman1 - Sep 30, 2003   

Strengths: Initially worked well and was fast.

Weakness: The write laser began failing at four months and at five months has now completely failed.

Called the manufacturer for warranty return information because the retailer from whom I bought it provides no warranty. Was transferred to a voice mail box and my call so far has not been returned.

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5 Star Review   By member stephanw - Jun 18, 2003   

Strengths: Fast writing speed, everything about this

Weakness: no weaknesses

This is the best CD-RW drive i've seen and it is one of the cheapest priced i've seen, too. If you are looking for a good CD-RW and a great price, this is what you've been looking for!

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5 Star Review   By member BoneMachine - Feb 22, 2003   

Strengths: Fast & easy install,Nero Burning Rom,drive is shipped with Buffer-Underrun protection enabled,excellent value($103 CDN or aprox. $69 US )for a retail box.Purchased JAN-11-03.Zero problems to date.

Weakness: I'm hard pressed to find any weakness.The hardcopy documentation (one page poster w/diagrams) is scarce,however there is a 10 page manual on the CD;personally I'd rather not pay for technical writing.

I bought both the LiteOn 52x24x52 CD-RW and their 16X DVD drives in retail packs in a local ma & pa shop in western Canada where I live (DVD purchased JAN-11-03 too - $66 CDN or aprox $44 US ). Remember that these folks designed and manufactured the first 52x24x52 ( CAV ) CD-RW burner to market. As I understand it any futher speed increases by ANY company will require a new laser type (blue ?) so I quess that this will be my last CDRW upgrade ever!? The drive also includes the "redefined" SMART-BURN (Smart Monitoring & Adapting Recording Technology for BURN-ing) which would automatically check media quality and set limit to burning speed that is best suited for the media to ensure successful writing sessions ( Users will have an option to deactivate this feature if they choose to force the drive to record at maximum speed regardless of media quality , but at our own risk ). The drives continue to feature SMART-X®(Smart Monitoring and Adjusting Read-speed Technology for eXtraction) function that provides the fastest DAE speed. I copyed Ahead's Nero software,514meg's from the DVD on the fly ( files aren't handled by the hard drive but rather go directly from DVD to CDRW )on an Emtec 4X CD-rewitable FORCED to 8X without flaws ( 7 minutes/22 seconds ).If your not to tight on space & don't yet have a DVD reader I recommend both drives wholeheartedly .If you just need a CD-RW you really can't go argue with the value of Lite On's 52x24x52x & Ahead's Nero 5.5.

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Product Details
Quick Glance
Type of Drive CD-Writer
Internal/External Internal
Interface Type 1 x IDC Ultra ATA/33 (ATA-4) EIDE/ATAPI
Summary
Product Title Lite-On LTR-52246 CD-RW Drive
Manufacturer Lite-On
Power Score 3.7 | 3 Reviews
General
Category: Recordable
Load Type: Tray
Class: Cd-Rom
Performance
Cache Size: 2 MB
Dimensions
Height: 1.63 in
Weight: 2.20 lbs
Width: 5.74 in
Depth: 7.48 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
CD-ROM Read Speed: 52 X (CD,CD-R)
Access Time: 80 ms
Maximum Read Speed: 52x
Host Transfer Rate: 33.3 MBytes/sec
Maximum Write Speed: 52x
Multisession Compatibility: Disk-at-Once(DAO), Packet Write, Session-At-Once (SAO), Track-at-Once (TAO)
CD Write Speed: 52 X (CD,CD-R)
System Type: PC
SKU: DLTR52246
Description: Lite-on 52X24X52 Internal ATAPI CD-RW
Compatible Formats: CD-ROM, Photo-CD, Video-CD (MPEG-1)
CD Rewrite Speed: 24 X (CD,CD-R)
Maximum Rewrite Speed: 24x
User Reviews
1 Star Review   By member mfbowman1 - Sep 30, 2003   

Strengths: Initially worked well and was fast.

Weakness: The write laser began failing at four months and at five months has now completely failed.

Called the manufacturer for warranty return information because the retailer from whom I bought it provides no warranty. Was transferred to a voice mail box and my call so far has not been returned.

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5 Star Review   By member stephanw - Jun 18, 2003   

Strengths: Fast writing speed, everything about this

Weakness: no weaknesses

This is the best CD-RW drive i've seen and it is one of the cheapest priced i've seen, too. If you are looking for a good CD-RW and a great price, this is what you've been looking for!

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5 Star Review   By member BoneMachine - Feb 22, 2003   

Strengths: Fast & easy install,Nero Burning Rom,drive is shipped with Buffer-Underrun protection enabled,excellent value($103 CDN or aprox. $69 US )for a retail box.Purchased JAN-11-03.Zero problems to date.

Weakness: I'm hard pressed to find any weakness.The hardcopy documentation (one page poster w/diagrams) is scarce,however there is a 10 page manual on the CD;personally I'd rather not pay for technical writing.

I bought both the LiteOn 52x24x52 CD-RW and their 16X DVD drives in retail packs in a local ma & pa shop in western Canada where I live (DVD purchased JAN-11-03 too - $66 CDN or aprox $44 US ). Remember that these folks designed and manufactured the first 52x24x52 ( CAV ) CD-RW burner to market. As I understand it any futher speed increases by ANY company will require a new laser type (blue ?) so I quess that this will be my last CDRW upgrade ever!? The drive also includes the "redefined" SMART-BURN (Smart Monitoring & Adapting Recording Technology for BURN-ing) which would automatically check media quality and set limit to burning speed that is best suited for the media to ensure successful writing sessions ( Users will have an option to deactivate this feature if they choose to force the drive to record at maximum speed regardless of media quality , but at our own risk ). The drives continue to feature SMART-X®(Smart Monitoring and Adjusting Read-speed Technology for eXtraction) function that provides the fastest DAE speed. I copyed Ahead's Nero software,514meg's from the DVD on the fly ( files aren't handled by the hard drive but rather go directly from DVD to CDRW )on an Emtec 4X CD-rewitable FORCED to 8X without flaws ( 7 minutes/22 seconds ).If your not to tight on space & don't yet have a DVD reader I recommend both drives wholeheartedly .If you just need a CD-RW you really can't go argue with the value of Lite On's 52x24x52x & Ahead's Nero 5.5.

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