Lite-On LH-20A1L Woes

vbimport

#1

Hello,

I just got a new LH-20A1L in the mail from Newegg and I’ve had nothing but problems with it. I joined the board because it seems you guys know a thing or two about these drives judging from the Google searches. I have an Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard running Nforce 570, which was the beginning of my problems. After a few hours of work I managed to get it to the point where my BIOS and Windows recognize the drive by updating to the latest Nforce drivers. I was happy. Reading media is fine, no problems there.

Then I encountered this (hopefully final) problem. I’ve installed Nero and am now trying to burn an ISO to a dual layer DVD, Verbatims. Whenever I insert blank media into the drive, Nero immediately stops responding for a period of about 30 seconds, and when I open my ISO it gives me an indefinite “waiting for drive to become ready” message. Once, it actually allowed me to start burning, but then promptly locked up. When I tried to close out of Nero after about a minute and a half, it finally came back and told me the burn process had started and failed (even though it started hanging before the lead-in.)

I’ve looked in my BIOS and everything is set to IDE, not RAID, but I’m not super comfortable with all my BIOS settings so it’s possible I missed something. I’m really wondering if this drive is more trouble than it’s worth and returning it to Newegg. Does anyone have any ideas on this thing?

EDIT: I’ve looked at my BIOS. I have the Serial ATA controller enabled and RAID disabled. The “JMicron RAID controller” is set to IDE (as opposed to RAID or AHCI).


#2

Unfortunately many chipsets don’t work properly with optical drives. The Silicon Image 3112/3512/3114 chipset does work properly for optical drives, and you could get an adapter card with Silicon Image 3112/3512/3114 chipset or exchange this LiteOn for PATA model if you have IDE onboard.


#3

Thank you bevills1, I’ll set up an exchange right away.


#4

Oops, I left out SATA in first sentence of reply. I meant to say “Unfortunately many chipsets don’t work properly with [B]SATA[/B] optical drives” which is why PATA would be best choice for non Silicon image chipsets.