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. Even if you have a LightScribe capable drive and media, you will need software that supports it. In this review we’ll just go over some of the basics and see how the LHA1L performs with the bundled software. For testing purposes, we created a few discs using Verbatim’s LightScribe v1. By looking at the picture below you can see the drive’s SATA interface and power connector. However, at the time of this review, the list of compatible software is still relatively short. Act like your business depends on them Backups:

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For example, if your disc was normally supported at only 8x, the LHA1L would now give you the ddrw to write to it at 12x. Optical Storage Form Factor. In this review we’ll just go over some of the basics and see how the LHA1L performs with the bundled software. This means that the drive’s region is stored in the firmware.


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They also must be able to recognize LightScribe media. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Like most drives, it did not pass the “three lieon test. Take note that the settings are all linked together so when you set the book type for one media type, it is applied to all.

Storage by Rick Broida Oct 24, I should point out that OverSpeed does have some limitations. These are the ones you should grab. The results are shown below.

This triggers a chemical reaction that produces a color change, allowing the user to print text, artwork or graphics. This is very useful if you are trying to record a disc that uses another company’s MID code I.

This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are. To do this, OverSpeed relies heavily on SmartWrite. Min Hard Drive Space. A fast portable drive with massive storage space A fast portable drive with massive storage space by Dong Ngo.

The rear of the LHA1L is pretty straightforward. System Requirements Details Processor Type. These special discs have a thin dye coating on the label side that absorbs laser light. InfoTool had no problems detecting the LHA1L’s maximum reading and writing speeds, recording modes, buffer underrun protection and 2MB buffer.


Works with Windows Vista.

– Features – Lite-On LHA1L 20x ‘Super AllWrite’ DVD±RW/RAM – Reviews

For this review the drive’s firmware has been updated to version BL System Requirements OS Required. According to HP, it’s as simple as burning the data, flipping the disc, and then burning the label. While there isn’t an RPC-1 firmware available for the drive, there is fvdrw utility available that can make the drive region free.

If black isn’t your color, you’re in luck.

LiteOn LH-20A1L – DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive – Serial ATA Series

When a disc is written at a higher than normal speed, SmartWrite will automatically create a new writing strategy for it. Before you lieon do this though, you will need to choose the contrast. Once you’ve created your LightScribe label, you’re ready to print it. The Western Digital Elements has rarely been this cheap.