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Lite-On Delivers 24x DVD Writers Soon

Optical drive maker Lite-On revealed its plans to ship new internal DVD writers capable of speeds up to 24x

Monday Lite-On said that its new line of internal DVD writers will be the fastest on the market, writing at speeds up to 24X. Select drives will also feature the company's unique labeling and data erasing features, LabelTag and SmartErase. The first two models will hit retail shelves during the second half of March, while the third model (iHAS624) - the only one featuring Lite-On's LabelTag technology- will be available mid-May.

“PLDS is proud to manufacture the fastest 24X writers in the market, especially with included technologies such as LabelTag,” said Christine Hsing, Marketing Manager at PLDS. “LabelTag provides a cost-effective and flexible method for professional disc labeling, a great solution for today’s busy professional, and people on-the-go.”

According to the company, its LabelTag technology allows users to create a label ring on the data side of any standard recordable media (without the need for special media). Users are still able to add data after the making a label as well. As for SmartErase, which comes standard on all the 24X models, the bundled software provides users with a permanent solution for erasing discs with confidential data... everything is securely erased and cannot be recaptured.

Additionally, two of the three models will also feature Lite-On's LightScribe technology: the iHAP424 and the iHAS624.

  • I thought LightScribe was HP's technology... :-\
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  • squatchman
    Is there media that supports write speeds that high?
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  • aracheb
    we dont want faster dvd writer..
    we want cheaper blue ray writer...

    and anyway the recommended speed for writing a dvd is less than 16x if you want your dvd to be compatible with most devices..
    so why the need for more speed.?
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  • joex444
    Considering you only get to write at 24x for the very last few MB on a disc I can't see much of a purpose for this. This is like the 52x burners that came out for CDs... it wasn't noticeably faster than 48x. More stupid products for stupid people.
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  • Nintendork
    I don't even use DVD writers anymore. Just more and more 1TB+ hd. Not even blu-ray writer decerve to be bought.
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  • we need more reliable drives than faster ones
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  • JonnyDough
    Improving technology is never stupid.

    Blu-Ray may be the future but there are people that still want to rip new CDs or put an photo album on a disc. A regular DVD can be backed up too. This product is designed to save time, and anyone interested in purchasing a new DVD burner for an old build or whatever will appreciate this. There are still people buying DVD burners believe it or not, even though I personally wouldn't unless an old system needed one.

    Furthermore, the technological changes they used to make these write speeds may apply similarly to their Blu-Ray burners. I would look for good write speeds on future Blu-Ray players from Lite-On.
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  • tenor77
    I'm not sure why the negative marks on some of these posts. I'm right with them that when I do burn a DVD I always have to do it at a low speed or else the disk is wasted half the time. Why is it wrong to expect that if a writer can do 24x or even 16x speeds that it is reliable?

    For those of us that have turned countless disks into coasters I think it's natural to view this with a degree of doubt of it's performance and neccessity.
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  • squatchman
    again.... Do they even make DVD media that is rated to be written at 24x yet?
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  • JonnyDough
    tenor77I'm not sure why the negative marks on some of these posts. I'm right with them that when I do burn a DVD I always have to do it at a low speed or else the disk is wasted half the time. Why is it wrong to expect that if a writer can do 24x or even 16x speeds that it is reliable?For those of us that have turned countless disks into coasters I think it's natural to view this with a degree of doubt of it's performance and neccessity.
    It's wrong to think that a 24x burn speed is unreliable because that's what they just did...was INCREASE THE SPEED THAT YOU CAN WRITE AT. Why doesn't anyone get this?
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