1. Specifications, features
The DX-401S is LiteOn's new External BD-ROM drive. This stylish-looking drive supports reading of all the CD/DVD/BD media currently available. Its specifications are good, with BD media being read at 4X, DVD±R at 12X, DVD±R DL at 8X, DVD-RAM at 5X and CD media at 32X.
The DX-401S is in fact based on the DH-401S LiteOn drive, bundled with a stylish case that supports external USB 2.0 connectivity, so that you can connect it to any PC, anywhere.
In the following pages we will examine the performance of LiteOn's new offering for Blu-ray discs, in terms of reading speed and reliability.
But first, let's have a closer look at the drive's features.
- Specifications in detail:
|PC Required||Pentium 4 2.0GHz or faster CPU and 512MB or higher RAM are required.
> 30GB HDD available capacity.
For High Definition BD Playback & Authoring: (Only Windows XP SP2)
|HDCP capable graphics card with 256MB RAM, PCI Express x16, 1920x1200 resolution, 32bit color.
HDCP capable Monitor or TV for High Definition digital output.
|Compatibility||Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 / XP SP2 / Vista|
|Operating||5°C to 50°C; Relative Humidity: 8% to 80%|
|Non-Operating||-20°C to 60°C; Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%|
|Dimension||145.8(W) x 41.4(H) x 180(D) mm|
|+5V +/-5% ripple: 100mVpp|
|+12V +/-10% ripple: 200mVPP|
The retail box offers the following items:
- LiteOn DX-401S External BD-ROM drive
- Cyberlink PowerDVD BD Playback Disc
- Quick Installation Guide
- USB Cable
- Power Supply
- Vertical Stand
-System Minimum Requirements
- CPU: Pentium 4 2.0GHz or higher
- OS Requirement: Microsoft® Windows® 2000 SP4/XP SP2/Vista
- Memory: 512MB RAM or higher
- Hard Drive: 10GB or higher available capacity
- Interface: USB2.0 Port required for BD Playback. (Compatible with USB 1.1: Performance will be limited under USB1.1 specifications).
The drive's case is neat and stylish, as you can see in the pictures below. Sized slightly bigger than an internal ODD and with a weight of less than 800gr. , the drive can be installed on your desk in either vertical or horizontal position.
The rear panel includes the USB 2.0 port, a DC input as well as a useful power switch.
Underneath the drive there are four rubber pads that helps keep the drive in place when it’s sitting down flat, and also helps to reduce any vibrations.
The drive was connected to the PC as a typical USB device and was recognized as "ATAPI BD O DH4O1S"
It's general specifications and features are available below:
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