LiteOn LH-20A1P or LiteOn LH-20A1H

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#1

Apart from Lightscribe.

Is there any difference/reason at all to get eithe rone of these models?

I want to get one for it’s reading quality, and also as a backup burner, but I don’t know which to go for.

I can’t really see myself using Lightscribe ever, but as it’s only a few £ or $ difference, I don’t care which one.

but of course, want to go for the “Best” one.

any reason either way?

Thanks.


#2

The only difference is Lightscribe. Appart from that they should be the same drive.

If you want lightscribe then get the H drive.
If you dont want lightscribe then get either drive, if you get the H drive and later want to try lightscribe then you can.

You cant flash from a P to a H as the H has extra hardware in it.


#3

Thanks for the reply.

It’s just a case of the Lightscribe version being such a small amount more, I may as well get it, even if I don’t think I’ll ever use it.

I just was wondering if there was any reason not to (whatever)

I don’t suppose there is, so I guess I may as well get theLightscribe version then?


#4

That’s what I did.


#5

non-lightscribe writers get firmware updates more often. so if you care about updates and do not need lightscribe, get the non lightscribe writer, the 20A1[B]P[/B].

examples:
[I]non lightscribe[/I] - [I]lightscribe equivalent[/I]
1635S (YS0[B]Z[/B]) - 16H5S (LS0[B]W[/B])
165P6S (MS0[B]R[/B]) - 165H6S (HS0[B]E[/B])
18A1P (GL0[B]F[/B]) - 18A1H (HL0[B]6[/B])
20A1P (KL0[B]A[/B]) - 20A1H (LL0[B]6[/B])


#6

Oh, right…

Thanks for that.
I wonder why that is then?


#7

not only you :frowning:

i think liteon can’t answer this question.


#8

Can somebody who owns LiteOn LH-20A1H tell us if its a good drive for ripping ?? i use to own NEC 3550 and that was great and broke on me ( after many years ).

and interested in getting this drive but need to know if it’s pretty good for ripping stuff.

Thanks


#9

I compaired ripping with my 20A1H to my benqdw1655 and they are within 3-10 seconds of each other,…which is good for me. :iagree: