Which is the better drive Lite-ON IHAS 424-08 or 424-98?

vbimport

#1

My old Samsung 203N just died. I need to replace my everyday drive that does everything from install to burn cdr, dvd’s, dual layer. I use it to play music and watch movies.

I am also running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

I always liked Lite ON because of the bitsetting and quality of the drives.

I know that the iHas 424-08 is a real Lite-On and the 424-98 is a rebadged Optiarc 7241S.

My question is what drive is better for what I want to use it for?

Would you go for the real liteOn or the rebadged? I can order one or the other.

I need a new drive quick so I would like to make the decision today, if possible.


#2

I’d go for the real Lite-On because they are good all-around drives and they are becoming rare. You can get an Optiarc any old time, but you’d better get a Lite-On now before they disappear.


#3

Absolutely right. The MTK is a solid all-around drive. And the first Lite-on in a bit to do a decent job of 8X DL quality scanning. Very glad I grabbed one(update: two :D) before they’re gone :).


#4

MTK has definitely come a long way if people are recommending it over the NEC. I have two variants of each chipset and the MTK is more “fun” to tweak around with the different settings. But both types are good, IMO.


#5

dfine 1966,

Newegg is offering the Lite-On DH-24AAS for US$27.99 with free shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106339&Tpk=liteon%20DH-24AAS

I bought one of these and I’m delighted with it. I recommend it highly. It’s very fast and very quiet. A real Lite-On (not a re-badge), it does bitsetting on DVD+R both single layer and double layer. As I said, it’s fast. I’ve burned about a dozen Verbatim DLs and a few SLs so far, with not one coaster.

Oh yes, did I mention that I really like this burner?

pilgrim


#6

The 8 has smarterase.


#7

Well, I decided to order the Lite-ON 424-08 and should be getting it tomorrow. Thanks for all the advice.

What is the latest firmware for this device and where and how do I get it. I didn’t see any firmware update at the Lite-On site.

I live in the United States if this helps to know what location to update.