First off, Hello everyone. It has been a long, long time since I have posted on here, but I regularly browse.
Anyway, I recently started having burning troubles, after a long spell without problems. To cut a long story short, I seemed to have some compatability issues by having an LG GSA55 and an Asus DVD-Rom on the single IDE channel on my Asus P5Ke/WiFi AP mobo. The LG would burn, but then give read errors when using the disc. Disconnect the Asus, and the problems went away. After much cable swapping etc. I decided to bite the bullet and purchase some new Sata drives, and get rid of IDE for good, Have you seen where the IDE port is on that mobo :eek:
After using LG burners for what seems like forever, I fancied a change. After much browsing on here, I decided that the LiteOn iHAS324 should serve me well, and an Asus DVD-Rom. It seemed to be between the Optiarc and the Liteon on the burning front as both seem popular at the moment. I don`t burn huge quantities, and usually use Verb or TY media. The deciding factor was the LiteOn was available locally so I could get one on my way home. On line shopping is great, but sometimes not quick enough for me
Now, it would appear that what I have actually bought is a LiteOn iHAS324-32 Y. I have a few questions:
- Am I right in thinking this is actually a rebadged Optiarc/NEC ?
2, Have I bought a dog, or is this drive OK
- I seem unable to change booktype on my +R media. Am i missing something?
- What firmware upgrades would you reccomend if any? (BL1W atm)
Any other help or info would be appreciated. I notice it has not got smarterase either. Dont think I will miss that. The sound of shredded DVD`s is much more satisfying. :iagree: