Liteon iHAS124, iHAS324 F (DH24AF)

[QUOTE=jcroy;2786866](ASUS DRW-24F1ST. Most likely a rebadge of iHAS124 F with CL06/CL07/CL08/CL09 firmware)

  • September 2015 manufacturing date.

7824001507H-B [B]ZL[/B][/QUOTE]

I dropped by a nearby computer store earlier today, and asked to take a look at the ASUS DRW-24F1ST drives they had in stock.

With varying manufacturing dates from June 2016 to August 2016, they all had the same alphanumeric code of 7824001507H-B [B]ZL [/B]

Could it be that the actual ihas 124 F can´t do DVD-RAM? I insert one and the drive don´t found a media. Nero Info Tool shows also the drive can´t go on with DVD-RAM.

Writer: Liteon ihas 324 F
Firmware: CL8F
Media: Titanium DVD-R 8x Made in China
MID: (TYG02)
Burn Speed: 6x (selected 8x)
Software: Nero 12 Ess.
Burned 2017

Writer: Liteon ihas 324 F
Firmware: CL8F
Media: Extreme DVD-R 16x
MID: (MBI 01RG40)
Burn Speed: 6x (selected 16x)
Software: Nero 12 Ess.
Burned 2017

Writer: Liteon ihas 324 F
Firmware: CL8F
Media: Extreme DVD-R 16x
MID: (MBI 01RG40)
Burn Speed: 12x
Software: Nero 12 Ess.
Burned 2017

Much better, big vary with this media?

Just bought a new iHAS124-14 FU with firmware CL99 and manufactured date February 2016.

First I tried setting region to RPC1 using Settings Utility v1.2.1, but all buttons were greyed out. How can I change the region setting?

I then checked information using Smart-Burn Media Check v3.5.5 and I noticed that the Drive Type was identified as DVD DUAL instead of SUPER ALLWRITE and also I didn’t see the CD/DVD Life Record Count and CD/DVD Record Count values as in previous drives. Does anyone know if these are recent changes?

Super AllWrite: DVD-RAM support was last confirmed with…the B series? Maybe C series? But not much after that. F series is definitely known to lack it.

As for the other bits: what was the last LiteOn drive you had in this computer that supported those functions?

I have B and C and they both support those functions.

Optodisc DVD-R’s PIE looks very good! I recently used the New TY(CMC Pro) made by CMC, the overall PIE is around 200~300 level…
I guess there is no more TY Myth…

Based on the Intel I got, Liteon stop supporting DVDRAM due to license fee issue.
If you cross flash it back to CL09, it should support.

Thanks for the info (seen it before today), but it´s not a problem for me. I use DVD-RAM rarely and have many other drives which support it

Does LiteOn still even make these iHAS124/iHAS324 F drives for general retail?

Over the past year or so, I have not seen the iHAS124 / iHAS324 F drives at any local offline computer shops.

Besides manufacturing drives for Vinpower (ie. LiteOn rebadges for their nu-Plextor, nu-Piodata, nu-Optiarc, etc … line of duplication grade dvd drives), does LiteOn still manufacture OEM drives for anybody else ?

As mentioned earlier today in another thread on here, I have noticed recently ASUS has discontinued LiteOn rebadges for their DRW-24F1ST line of generic dvd drives, and changed to LG rebadges for their current versions of DRW-24F1ST (since December 2017).

Over the past few years since late-2015 or so, the Asus DRW-24F1ST drives I have were all LiteOn iHAS124 F rebadges until today.

I´m not sure if I get you right, but I never saw the 124 F as retail, only the 324. Both drives are available in many shops in Germany. More rare is the 122 F (bulk)

Over the past several years, I have only seen the iHAS324 F drive once in a local computer shop. In my locale and other nearby bigger towns, the iHAS324 model was quite rare.

The iHAS124 F drive was more widely available in local computer shops. I have never seen the 122 F drive in any local shops.

Thought the 324 F last time I was in a Mediamarkt-discounter

The 122 F is IMHO the same as a 124 F with other FW and max 22x write speed

Internal drives are generally rare in shops here, if the shop have any internal drive it´s mostly LG, in the past you also get Samsung-drives