Lite-On LH-20A1s acts like an 8x burner

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#1

[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On LH-20A1S. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I just bought a Lite-On LH-20A1s. The problem is that it doesn’t register or burn faster than 8x.

When I check the DVD write speeds range in Nero info tool, the top DVD burn speed is “8x” 12x, 16x, and 20x are not listed. When I put a TYG02 blank in, it is limited to 8x. It looks like an 8X drive.

I flashed Codeking’s most recent over speed firmware for this drive, 9L09, but the drive is still limited to 8x. Everything else appears normal.

I have a new Dell box with XP Pro that originally came with a CD only burner in this SATA slot. I can run my USB BenQ external dive at speeds over 8X, no problem.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

TIA,

Zeno


#2

You need the latest smartburn util and enable OverSpeedWriting. TYG02 are 8x anyways, arent they?


#3

Thanks I downloaded Smart Burn & I can now burn TYG02 at up to 12X, which is what I expected. It has been a while since I has a Lite-On burner.

But, I am now seeing a maximum burn speed in Nero Info tool with no blank in the burner of 12x, still not 20x. Is that normal?

Thanks.

Zeno


#4

It’s normal.

20x is the maximum write speed for the drive, but it is only for certain 16x media.

8x media is locked to 8x [12x overspeed] by LiteOn drives. To overspeed any higher would give crappy results.

A few drives overspeed select 8x media to 12x, and even fewer to 16x, but none to 20x.