Where can I buy a Lite-On iHAS524 in the United States

vbimport

#1

Title says it all. Looked through 100’s of foreign websites and none will ship to the US figured someone here might know where to find one that I could get here in the US.

I have read a few posts about people crossflashing to iHAS524 firmware but only one that said anything about the LabelTag working since that is the feature I am looking for in the Lite-On iHAS524 then for me it seems it is best to find the right drive and not risk crossflashing at all.


#2

Please do not post the same question more than once. Crossposting is not compatible with the forum rules. :cop:

Thanks.

Michael


#3

Sorry I could not find my first post anywhere or I wouldn’t have posted this new one in the first place.

Thanks for greatly contributing to my question a simple PM would’ve sufficed but sure that would’ve been too productive.

Crossposting is obviously compatible with the forums or it wouldn’t have let me do it in the first place :slight_smile:


#4

Other forums may have different rules with crossposting, but when you’ve signed up for this one, you should abide by its rules. Keep up with your sarcasm, as I’m sure lots of people will help you answer your questions in the future. You don’t have to respect someone like me with lots of posts, but do respect the moderators because they’ve earned it.

Currently, there is NO real iHAS524 available in the states, may be you have a friend from Europe or Far East that would hand carry back one for you. Otherwise, crossflashing is your only option now.


#5

[QUOTE=KTL;2497354]Other forums may have different rules with crossposting, but when you’ve signed up for this one, you should abide by its rules. Keep up with your sarcasm, as I’m sure lots of people will help you answer your questions in the future. You don’t have to respect someone like me with lots of posts, but do respect the moderators because they’ve earned it.

Currently, there is NO real iHAS524 available in the states, may be you have a friend from Europe or Far East that would hand carry back one for you. Otherwise, crossflashing is your only option now.[/QUOTE]

Thank you very much for you post KTL. I have been talking to some of my family in Italy trying to setup a purchase of the aforementioned drive but no luck so far.

I understand the rules completely if I was able to find my first post there wouldn’t have been a second one at all. I did an advanced search of the forums and come up with no results after making the first one; this is not my website I didn’t design the search function or it would’ve worked properly.

I show others respect that show me respect. A simple PM about my transgression would’ve sufficed and been the respectful way to go about it.

If something was not compatible with the forums it either wouldn’t work or wouldn’t let me do something.


#6

I know diddly about designing websites, but we all have to somehow cope with how each one is. I’ve been publicly and privately called out before (and probably still more to come :wink: ), so don’t take it personal.

You may want to check with Canadian sites/stores as well because they’ve sold LabelFlash drives before, perhaps they would carry LabelTag as well. This way, it might be easier and less expensive to get one.


#7

Maybe I’m missing the obvious point of this thread, but is LabelTag media even available in the US? A quick search of Froogle turned up nothing.


#8

You don’t need specific LabelTag disc like LightScribe and LabelFlash. It just makes use of extra, allowable space leftover from the data burn.


#9

Ohhh! Sounds remarkably a lot like that technology that Yamaha had years back, but I forgot what they called it. Not very useful for me as I usually only burn full or near-full discs.


#10

[QUOTE=Innuendo;2498265]Ohhh! Sounds remarkably a lot like that technology that Yamaha had years back, but I forgot what they called it.[/QUOTE]Disc Tattoo.

This feature is still present with Labelflash drives. Unfortunately for DVD only. But no special media required :slight_smile:

Michael


#11

[QUOTE=mciahel;2498281]Disc Tattoo.[/QUOTE]

That’s right! But wasn’t it spelled in some flashy marketing-speak way like Disc Tat2 or something silly like that? :slight_smile:


#12

[QUOTE=Innuendo;2498283]That’s right! But wasn’t it spelled in some flashy marketing-speak way like Disc Tat2 or something silly like that? :)[/QUOTE]You are absolutely correct about that :wink:



#13

I use to have a drive that use to do that disktat2 or whatever they called it. It was my primary drive for doing backups so I could easily label at least the last disc in the set of backups and then keep them all together and easily know what and where the backup was from.

I really want to be able to see if this one is setup better where I can LabelTag a certain amount of space like 1mb worth or something like that and then still have the 4.6gb to write to.

Still unable to find one of these to buy in the US yet and even my relatives in Italy haven’t found one to buy so they could send it to me.


#14

[QUOTE=Carfanatic;2498333]I really want to be able to see if this one is setup better where I can LabelTag a certain amount of space like 1mb worth or something like that and then still have the 4.6gb to write to.
[/QUOTE]What I don’t like with that new LabelTag thingy is, that the disc needs to remain open. This might cause difficulties to read back the data.
That said, DiscTattoo is the better solution for me. Unfortunately, Labelflash enabled drives are really hard to get nowadays. The Pioneer in the screenshot above had been crossflashed from a 112D to 122L :wink:

Michael


#15

Offtop.
I have read in a Russian forum that Liteon iHAS424-32 A (July 2009) uses MT1879LE chipset and after crossflashing to iHAS524, it supports LabelTag.


#16

[QUOTE=NewFish;2498435]Offtop.
I have read in a Russian forum that Liteon iHAS424-32 A (July 2009) uses MT1879LE chipset and after crossflashing to iHAS524, it supports LabelTag.[/QUOTE]

Since the IHAS424 supports LightScribe that means (at least in theory) it could also be cross-flashed to the mythical & never seen IHAS624.


#17

You’ve actually proven it yourself here since the 24B1LT is the same as iHAS424 A.


#18

[QUOTE=KTL;2498537]You’ve actually proven it yourself here since the 24B1LT is the same as iHAS424 A.[/QUOTE]

Close he has flashed a 24B1LT to a 524 and a 424 but no mention of flashing a 424 to a 624 also never seen a firmware for a 624 yet.

Have not been able to find a 424-32 yet either only a 424-98 and a 424-08 and no idea what the differences are.


#19

[QUOTE=Carfanatic;2498553]Close he has flashed a 24B1LT to a 524 and a 424 but no mention of flashing a 424 to a 624 also never seen a firmware for a 624 yet.

Have not been able to find a 424-32 yet either only a 424-98 and a 424-08 and no idea what the differences are.[/QUOTE]

The reason nobody attempted to crossflash their drive to an iHAS624 is that LiteON has not yet commercialised this drive, there is no firmware available for it and no drive to dump it from either … once the iHAS624 is finally out, then we’ll know …

[B][COLOR=“Red”]WARNING:[/B] People who want a true LiteON drive should be very careful when purchasing the iHAS424-32 model! It is very unusual, but there are two types of iHAS424-32 drives out there: iHAS424-32 A and iHAS424-32 Y! :doh:

I have bought a retail iHAS424-32 drive and it turned out to be an [B]iHAS424-32 Y[/B] drive! :eek: Other people bought an iHAS424-32 and it turned out to be an [B]iHAS424-32 A[/B] drive … [/COLOR]


#20

[QUOTE=cvs;2498593]The reason nobody attempted to crossflash their drive to an iHAS624 is that LiteON has not yet commercialised this drive, there is no firmware available for it and no drive to dump it from either … once the iHAS624 is finally out, then we’ll know …

[B][COLOR=“Red”]WARNING:[/B] People who want a true LiteON drive should be very careful when purchasing the iHAS424-32 model! It is very unusual, but there are two types of iHAS424-32 drives out there: iHAS424-32 A and iHAS424-32 Y! :doh:

I have bought a retail iHAS424-32 drive and it turned out to be an [B]iHAS424-32 Y[/B] drive! :eek: Other people bought an iHAS424-32 and it turned out to be an [B]iHAS424-32 A[/B] drive … [/COLOR][/QUOTE]

I have heard that the 424-08 like newegg is selling would/should be just like the iHAS424-32 A but still have yet to confirm that myself and don’t know for sure if it is worth purchasing it to see for sure or just wait and hope they start selling the 524 in the USA