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Friday, January 09, 2009
LITEON iHAS422 22x

1. Features- specifications

LiteON's latest internal DVD/CD ReWriter is the iHAS422 drive. Supporting all CD and DVD media formats currently available, and also able to burn DVD±R discs at the super fast speed of 22X, LiteOn engineers surely aim for the top with this one. Writing speeds for other types of media are set as follows: 8X for DVD±R DL, 8X for DVD+RW, 6X for DVD-RW, 12X for DVD-RAM, 48X for CD-R and 32X for CD-RW. The connection to the computer is made via a S-ATA interface, thus allowing Burst Transfer Rates of up to 1.5Gbps.

The drive's key features include SmartErase, a technology able to completely and permanently erase data from a disc leaving no chances of recovering it, SmartWrite, a technology that enables the drive to automatically detect and select the optimal writing strategy in DVD±R recordable media and provide best burning quality, Smart X, a technology for optimum CD-DA/VCD/DVD data extraction speed and LightScribe, for direct disc labeling.

- Drive Features & Specifications

DVD Family Write
DVD+R 22X maximum by CAV
DVD-R 22X maximum by CAV
DVD+R9 8X maximum by Zone CLV
DVD-R9 8X maximum by Zone CLV
DVD-RAM 12X maximum by PCAV
Read 16X maximum by CAV
Access time 160ms

CD Family Write
CD-R 48X by CAV
CD-RW 32X maximum by Z-CLV in UltraSpeed disc
Read 48X(7200KB/sec) maximum by CAV
Access time 140ms
PC Required Pentium 4 1.3GHz or higher CPU and 128MB or higher RAM are required.
HDD must have access time < 20ms; with a minimum of 650MB free
9GB free space for creating a DVD image file (9GB for double layer; 5GB for single layer).
Compatibility Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
MTBF (Life) 70000 POH
S/N Ration > 75dB
General Environment
Operating 5C° to 50C°; Relative Humidity: 15% to 80%
Non-Operating -40C° to 65C°; Relative Humidity: 15% to 95%
Dimension 145(W) x 41.3(H) x 170(D) mm
Weight < 0.7Kg
Voltage Requirements
+5V +/-5% and less than 100 mVp-p ripple voltage
+12V +/-10% and less than 200 mVp-p ripple voltage

-The Retail Box

The Package contains the following items:

  • Internal 22X DVD±R/ ±RW Drive
  • Application Software kits disc
  • Mounting screws
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Extra Bezel
  • SATA data cable


-The Drive

Our test sample was manufactured on September 2008 in China.

The drive's electronics are based on the MediaTek MT1859LL chip.

- Installation

The drive was identified under Windows XP as "ATAPI iHAS422 8", firmware version 4L11.

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