Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Being the first Optical Disc Drive manufacturer to introduce a 20x DVD Rewriter to the market last month, Lite-On IT proudly announces two new breakthroughs: the World's first 20x DVD rewriter with Serial ATA interface, the LH-20A1S, and the World's first 20x external DVD rewriter, the LH-20A1PU.
The LH-20A1S is an internal drive made for advanced computer enthusiasts. It incorporates, in addition to fast writing speed, a Serial ATA (SATA) interface. The SATA connection eliminates potential information and performance "bottlenecking" by offering at least 150 MB/s data transfer rate which should improve performance significantly compared with the Parallel ATA (PATA) connections you find on most current DVD rewriters. SATA also uses thinner data cables allowing better airflow to the LH-20A1S drive.
The LH-20A1PU is an external drive which can be enjoyed by both advanced and beginning computer enthusiasts. The LH-20A1PU features the Lite-On patented EZ-DUB technology which makes copying and storing of data possible with a single press of a button. The LH-20A1PU can be easily connected to your PC through a USB 2.0 connection.
The LH-20AS and LH-20A1PU are "Super AllWrite" DVD writers, capable of reading, writing and re-writing any CD- and DVD disc format on the market, including DVD-RAM and Double-Layer +/- format discs. Both DVD writers also feature Smart-Write technology setting the optimal writing strategy.
The LH-20A1S will be available on the European market mid-February for a recommended end user price of 49 including VAT.
The LH-20A1P will be available on the European market end of February for a recommended end user price of 69 including VAT.
Specifications (LH-20A1S & LH-20A1PU)
DVD+R 20X maximum by CAV
DVD+R DL 8X maximum by Z-CLV
DVD-R 20X maximum by CAV
DVD-R DL 8X maximum by Z-CLV
DVD+RW 8X maximum by Z-CLV
DVD-RW 6X maximum by CLV
DVD-RAM 12X maximum by P-CAV
Read : DVD-ROM 16X maximum by CAV
Write : CD-R 48X maximum by CAV
ReWrite : CD-RW 32X maximum by Z-CLV, in Ultra Speed disc
Read : CD-ROM 48X maximum by CAV
Access time ( maximum ) : DVD: 160ms, CD: 160ms
PC Requirements : Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or faster CPU and 128MB or higher RAM are required; HDD must have access time <20 ms; with a minimum of 650MB free space available capacity; and 9GB free space for creating a DVD image file (9 GB for Double Layer; 5Gb for Single Layer)
Compatibility : Windows 2000 / XP
MTBF : 70,000 POH
Operating: 5°C to 50°C; Relative Humidity: 15% to 80%
Non-Operating: -40°C to 65°C; Relative Humidity: 15% to 95%
Dimensions (LH-20A1S) : 145.8(W) x 41.3(H) x 170(D) mm
Dimensions (LH-20A1PU) : 172(W) x 66(H) x 243(D) mm
Weight (LH-20A1S) : < 900g
Weight (LH-20A1PU) : 1300g
Voltage Requirements :
+5V ± 5% and less than 100 mVp-p ripple voltage
+12V ± 10% and less than 200 mVp-p ripple voltage