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?
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.
Same here. Most of the drives in stock at local computer shops are external drives.
Nowadays internal drives are in a small tiny section in the nearby local shops, consisting mostly of LG and ASUS.
The last time I saw any Samsung dvd drives, was sometime in late 2017. They were mostly leftover inventory of TSST SH-224GB models with a March 2016 manufacturing date. (ie. Probably the last batch made before TSST filed for bankruptcy).