Surprisingly, this didn’t have any effect on readability. 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. In our tests it started reading at 6. The disc is When testing the drive’s capacity, it had no problems overburning up to 99 minutes with our CompUSA media. For what it offers, Lite-On’s new drive is surprisingly affordable. The drive Lite-On sent us for this review was manufactured in November of and had firmware LL

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The LHA1H gave some mixed results in this test.

Lite-on LH-20A1H Firmware LL0A

SmartWrite also works with supported media. Before you can do this though, you will need to choose the contrast. Looking at the other scores, you can see that the drive’s seek times were again quite good. However, because it scans with an ECC sum of 8, a higher number of PIF errors is acceptable, as long as they do not exceed This software can do a number of things including edit and touch up your photos, as well as organize them into various albums.

With this in mind, I give the installation an 8 out of a possible In both cases the drive uses Z-CLV to reach its maximum writing speed.

Lite-On Lh-20a1h Lh20a1h DVD Multi Recorder

Lh-20a1b first section goes over the drive’ssupported formats, recording modes, and system requirements. The Movie and Star Wars: PhotoShow can even be used to create musical slideshows. The specs below have been taken from Lite-On’s website and the documentation that came along with the drive.

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This triggers a chemical reaction that produces a color change, allowing the user to print text, artwork or graphics. The drive Lite-On sent us for this review was manufactured in November of and had firmware LL The only way to get the LHA1H to write at its maximum speed is to reboot the computer.

However, I would have liked to have seen a little more drive specific information. I should point out that OverSpeed does have some limitations. Lite-On is aware of the problem and is currently working on a fix. You can download the latest version of the lh-20z1h from Nero’s website.

When it reaches this point, its writing speed increases to 32x and stays there until the end of the session. Lite-On has also provided a fair amount of information on the drive’s LightScribe technology, including instructions on how to create and burn your own labels. The media types, along with the average time it took the drive to write our 4. The LHA1H handled scratched discs relatively well. Even if you have a LightScribe capable drive and media, you will need software that supports it.

We use it in our testing because it can also be used as a quick and easy way to test the quality.


This section covers everything ilteon setting the jumpers to hooking up the cables and mounting the drive in your computer.

All of the files are between 1MB and 25MB in size and no more than 10 directories deep.

CD Speed is used to give an overall DAE speed rating and CD DAE is used to give the track by track extraction speeds and to check the extracted tracks for errors the drive lh-20z1h have created. Nero CD Speed v4. By looking at the screenshot you can see that it starts reading at 5.

Lite-On LHA1H 20x DVD Burner w/ LightScribe Specs – CNET

The LHA1H is no exception. You’re also going to get different results for single and dual layer discs. By looking at the screenshot below, you can see that the drive’s transfer speeds peaked at about 12x.

How long does it take to print a label? CD DAE is actually designed to be an audio ripping program. I used 12x rated Memorex Gold 74 minute media for the tests.

The manual also spends a few pages lireon over the locations and the functions of the buttons and connectors located on the front and back of the drive.