ASUS DRW-24B1ST -$21.99+$1.99 S/H-Can be crossflashed to LiteOn iHAS124

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#1

Same as ASUS DRW-24B1LT - but w/o Lightscribe - can be crossflashed to Lite On iHAS124 - Has MediaTek chipset - Yup!!:iagree:
$21.99 + $1.99 S/H - I don’t know how long it’ll last…
linky:


#2

[QUOTE=SLOVEHEART;2521946]Same as ASUS DRW-24B1[U][B]L[/B][/U]T - but w/o Lightscribe - can be crossflashed to Lite On iHAS124 - Has MediaTek chipset - Yup!!:iagree:
$21.99 + $1.99 S/H - I don’t know how long it’ll last…
linky:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204[/QUOTE]

You mean S instead of L and here is a code for free shipping on the drive if you
are a newegg email subscriber or sign up to receive email from them code good
through [B]06/03/2010[/B]

[B]EMCYSNW68[/B]


#3

SLOVEHEART, thanks for posting this. This is a great deal. I was about to buy the ASUS DRW-24B1LT from NewEgg when I saw this post. Also, thanks for the coupon code getit29.

Can some one please point me to the instructions for how to cross flash this drive to a Lite-On? I did a search and found some instructions (link below) on how to cross flash the ASUS DRW-24B1LT to a Lite-On. The instructions seem pretty complicated. Can those same steps be used to cross flash the ASUS DRW-24B1ST?

(see post #21) http://club.myce.com/f58/asus-drw-24b1lt-24x-sata-crossflash-lite-ihas424-524-23-99-free-shipping-newegg-311185/

Thanks in advance for your help.


#4

[QUOTE=RG;2522845]Can some one please point me to the instructions for how to cross flash this drive to a Lite-On? I searched and found some instructions (link below) on how to cross flash the ASUS DRW-24B1LT to a Lite-On. They instructions seem pretty complicated. Can those same steps be used to cross flash the ASUS DRW-24B1ST?

(see post #21) http://club.myce.com/f58/asus-drw-24b1lt-24x-sata-crossflash-lite-ihas424-524-23-99-free-shipping-newegg-311185/

Thanks in advance for your help.[/QUOTE]
It is normally quite simple :). See [COLOR=red]here [/COLOR]for the condensed instuctions. I would only add that if installed in an external enclosure, replace “reboot” with “power off-on” and reboot after you are done.


#5

[QUOTE=RG;2522845]SLOVEHEART, thanks for posting this. This is a great deal. I was about to buy the ASUS DRW-24B1LT from NewEgg when I saw this post. Also, thanks for the coupon code getit29.

Can some one please point me to the instructions for how to cross flash this drive to a Lite-On? I did a search and found some instructions (link below) on how to cross flash the ASUS DRW-24B1LT to a Lite-On. The instructions seem pretty complicated. Can those same steps be used to cross flash the ASUS DRW-24B1ST?

(see post #21) http://club.myce.com/f58/asus-drw-24b1lt-24x-sata-crossflash-lite-ihas424-524-23-99-free-shipping-newegg-311185/

Thanks in advance for your help.[/QUOTE]

If buying the DRW-24B1ST you will not get LS or LabelTag support but what you will have is
a iHAS124 or a iHAS324 both drives are still excellent though even without LS or LabelTag
support. :iagree:


#6

iHAS124 $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289


#7

iHAS224 $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106333


#8

[QUOTE=gruggs;2522896]iHAS124 $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289[/QUOTE]

The only problem with that drive is it may not be a true Liteon and more
than likely it is a NEC 7240 clone as there is no guarantee that you will
be getting a real/true Liteon when buying off the internet now days.


#9

Forgot about that. Sorry.


#10

DeanWitty/getit29, thank you for the information. I just ordered one from NewEgg.

getit29, I don’t mind that this drive doesn support LS or LabelTag. I am only looking for a reliable scanner. I was using a BenQ 1650 as a scanner but it was recently fried (along with most other components :doh:) due to a power surge. I am slowly rebuilding a new computer.


#11

[QUOTE=RG;2522996]DeanWitty/getit29, thank you for the information. I just ordered one from NewEgg.

getit29, I don’t mind that this drive doesn support LS or LabelTag. I am only looking for a reliable scanner. I was using a BenQ 1650 as a scanner but it was recently fried (along with most other components :doh:) due to a power surge. I am slowly rebuilding a new computer.[/QUOTE]

Sorry to hear about your system getting fried, :eek: :doh: yes you will have a good
reliable scanner with that drive. :iagree:


#12

Speaking of true Lite-On drives I found a Lite-On IHAS22406 on TigerDirect (link below) which claims to have the SmartErase feature. AFAIK the SmartErase feature is unique to real Lite-On drives. Anyone know for sure?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=5204603&sku=L12-1334%20OEM&srkey=Lite-On%20IHAS22406

Also of interest is that one of the reviews claims that the SmartErase feature wasn’t working on his drive. I wonder if that means if it is also a rebadge.


#13

Yes the SmartErase feature is unique to real Lite-On drives :iagree: Now as for what
the site says about the drive I’d take that with a grain of salt you can’t believe
everything you read now days.

If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page you will see where it says
and I quote [U][B](“Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice”)[/B][/U]
so like I was saying never believe what you read on any site’s specifications about
a Liteon drive unless it is a iHAS524 then you know you got a real Liteon drive. :iagree:


#14

It’s now $18.99 with free shipping. Can’t beat that with a stick.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204


#15

[QUOTE=papasmurf69;2530508]It’s now $18.99 with free shipping. Can’t beat that with a stick.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204[/QUOTE]
Nice find :clap::bow:.
Just for the record, the ST is out of the box the equivalent to an iHAS324, with ASUS’ version of “smart-erase”(E-hammer). Oddly enough, the ST’s stock firmware seems to handle DL’s a little better than the LT’s. Course you can cross-flash either one to iHAS324 :D. I seem to find BL1H firmware giving me the most consistent DL burns. YMMV ;).


#16

First burn with my newest DRW-24B1ST after cross-flashing to iHAS324.

Pretty decent numbers across the board. Prolly see the PIF’s drop a bit with a few more burns.

Falcon DL hub-print
Burned at 6X w/ImgBurn




#17

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2531085]First burn with my newest DRW-24B1ST after cross-flashing to iHAS324.

Pretty decent numbers across the board. Prolly see the PIF’s drop a bit with a few more burns.

Falcon DL hub-print
Burned at 6X w/ImgBurn[/QUOTE]
Is that the H1N1 stuff? :bigsmile:


#18

[QUOTE=jamescooley1;2531086]Is that the H1N1 stuff? :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]
Na. This spindle usually varies between 1200-1500 PIF. Just a slight cold, no virus here :bigsmile:.
I gotta get my hands on that antibiotic you’re using to get those sub-1000 PIF burns :p.
Thanks A BUNCH for the BL1H DL16 :bow::flower:.


#19

[QUOTE=deanwitty;2530634]Nice find :clap::bow:.
Just for the record, the ST is out of the box the equivalent to an iHAS324, with ASUS’ version of “smart-erase”(E-hammer). Oddly enough, the ST’s stock firmware seems to handle DL’s a little better than the LT’s. Course you can cross-flash either one to iHAS324 :D. I seem to find BL1H firmware giving me the most consistent DL burns. YMMV ;).[/QUOTE]

Does that mean the ST drive can do quality scans with the ASUS firmware? Or is a crossflash still required to enable scanning?


#20

[QUOTE=RG;2531184]Does that mean the ST drive can do quality scans with the ASUS firmware? Or is a crossflash still required to enable scanning?[/QUOTE]

Yes it will but you will need to have a modified version of CDDVDSpeed for the
Asus/or crossflashed to Liteon iHAS series of drives to get the jitter reported.
http://upload.cdfreaks.com/liteon/to...iHAS-47716.rar