I purchased the LiteOn iHAS324 for 2 reasons.
1.) I have (2) 20x LG burners which are exactly the same model and sometimes it was annoying which burner the software was referring to.
2.) It was SATA and @ $35.00 - I thought well if it sucks I’ll throw it away - no big deal.
Well I’m about to toss it in the trash
Are people using some custom firmware to make this thing even decently fast ? (this has firmware - BL17)
(I just installed BL-1A as SmartPack claimed it to be newer)
I did some test burns against the LG -
using a 650mb ISO, I burned it once on the LG and again on the new LiteOn
The LG constantly burned an image nearly a whole minute faster.
The 650mb ISO took barely under 4 minutes @ 48x on Verbatim CD-R
It takes about 2:55 on the LG
Is it normal for the cheaper drives to not care too much about any burning speeds except the touted 24x DVD-R ?
Everything on my computer is high quality - I know better than to buy something just because its cheap - I mean there is a reason its cheap -
should I just toss it and get a Samsung on Plextor ?