Lite-On today announced the release of the 24X iHAS624 DVD
writer, which supports both the LightScribe and LabelTag
disc labeling techniques as well as Smart-Erase for permanent
The drive is designed for DVD writing at 24X and features the
latest optical drive technologies for accurate disc writing.
Using LabelTag means a cost-effective way for labeling any DVD±R
single layer disc without using additional software. LabelTag is
a patented Lite-On feature that allows users to create a
circular label on the data discs. When creating the disc, users
can add text and/or images printed on the same side of the disc
where the data is stored. No need to use markers, stickers, or
even the hassle of flipping the disc. There is no special media
required and the disc remains fully compatible with other
Additionally, users can choose to label their discs with
LightScribe technology. With LightScribe one can directly create
customized labels and burn them onto LightScribe compatible DVDs
The iHAS624 also offers the fastest available DVD±R writing
speed: 24X. The writing speed for double layer DVD±R discs and
DVD-RAM is 12X, while writing speeds for rewritable media are 8X
for DVD +RW and 6X for DVD-RW.
The iHAS624 also incorporates a wide selection of Lite-On SMART
features including SmartErase for permanently erasing data on
DVD±R (DL) and CD-R discs, SmartWrite 24x for burning 16x DVDs
at higher speeds using an appropriate writing strategy,
SMART-Burn optimized writing method for better burns and finally
SMART-X system from LiteOn, which automatically adjusts the
audio extraction rate for optimum read performance, reducing
overall operating noise and vibration.
The drive will be available in Europe from November 2010 for a
suggested end-user price of just €35.