[QUOTE=jubjubbird;2530617]Lite-On iHASx22/iHAPx22 series.
Lite-On iHAS524 (this is the only 24x Lite-On that can currently guarantee a Mediatek based drive suitable for scanning.[/QUOTE]It appears that Lite-on has decided to keep the hunt for an MTK drive interesting :). The US product page does not mention “smart-erase” as a feature of our iHAS524-T98A. The EU product page for your iHAS524-32 does include it. Wondering if we might be getting a rebadged Optiarc AD-7263. As labelflash is also capable of labeltag, it seems like a real possibility with the lack of smart-erase. I believe I shall let someone else spend their money to find out :o. Too busy spending mine on real MTK’s in ASUS wrappers:bigsmile:.
Thank you for all your help with CK’s tweaking efforts to make these excellent drives even better for us .
[QUOTE=lasitter;2530677]The Mediatek chipset was supposed to be the good one, involved in some patent infringement suit I read about.
Looks like it could be this one?
Model iHAS524-T98A[/QUOTE]If you want the very good MTK quality scanning chip capable of lightscribe and labeltag and cross-flashable to iHAS424 and 524, the ASUS DRW-24B1LT has been a sure thing. Or you could buy one of those and let us know what you get :)?