1. Features, specifications
2. CD/DVD reading tests
3. Reading of defected CDs
4. Reading of defected DVDs
5. About the IQB Omni CD DVD Analyzer by Quantized
6. CD-R burning - CMC Magnetics CD-R 48x @ 48x
7. CD-R burning - Taiyo Yuden CD-R 48x @ 48x
8. CD-R burning - Memorex (Ritek) CD-R 48x @ 16x
9. CD-RW burning - Verbatim CD-RW 24x @ 24x, verbatim 32x CD-RW @ 32x
10. DVD-R burning - Philips DVD-R (CMCMAG AM3) 16x @ 16x
11. DVD-R burning - Moser Baer India DVD-R (MBI 01RG40) 16x @ 16x
12. DVD-R burning - Verbatim DVD-R (MCC 03RG20) 16x @ 16x
13. DVD-R burning - Ridisc DVD-R (TTH02) 16x @ 16x
14. DVD-R burning - Taiyo Yuden DVD-R (TYG03) 16x @ 24x
15. DVD+R burning - Philips DVD+R (INFOME R30) 16x @ 16x
16. DVD+R burning - Prodisc DVD+R (PRODISC R05) 16x @ 16x
17. DVD+R burning - Moser Baer India DVD+R (MBIPG101 R05) 16x @ 16x
18. DVD+R burning - Verbatim DVD+R (MCC 004) 16x @ 16x
19. DVD+R burning - Taiyo Yuden DVD+R (YUDEN000 T03) 16x @ 24x
20. DVD+R DL burning - Verbatim DVD+R DL (MKM 003) 8x @ 8x
21. DVD+R DL burning - Ritek DVD+R DL (Ritek S06) 16x
22. DVD-R DL burning - Verbatim DVD-R DL (MKM 03RD30) 8x @ 8x
23. DVD-R DL burning - Verbatim DVD-R DL (MKM 04RD30) 12x @ 12x
24. DVD+RW burning - Verbatim DVD+RW (MKM A03) 8x @ 8x
25. DVD-RW burning - Verbatim DVD-RW (MKM 01RW6X01) 6x @ 6x
26. DVD-RAM burning - Maxell DVD-RAM 5x (MXL16) 5x @ 5x, Maxell DVD-RAM 12x (MXL22) 12x @ 12x
27. Summary of CD/DVD writing quality tests, Booktype, overburning
28. SmartErase, LabelTag
29. Final words
The iHAS524 is LiteOn's latest drive supporting 24X burning of DVD±R media. Compared to the company's previous 24x internal DVD burner, the LiteOn iHAS324, the new drive offers the same read/write speeds but it also supports LabelTag disc labeling technology.LabelTag allows you to print simple circular labels on the data side of your DVD±R discs . Using a simple software, you will be able to label your favorite discs easily using text or images. The label is burned simultaneously with your data.We will see this technology in action later in this article.
The iHAS524 supports burning of DVD±R media at 24X, DVD±R DL media at 12X, DVD+RW at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X and DVD-RAM at 12X.
The drive came in in a black retail box:
The package includes:
- Internal 24x DVD burner
- Application software disc (Nero 8 Essentials - Express 8 Essentials, ShowTime 4 Essentials, Vision 5 Essentials, Recode 3 Essentials, InCD 5 Essentials, Drivers and drive manuals)
- Quick user guide
- Mounting screws
- SATA cable
The rear panel is typical and has a power and SATA interfaces.
Let's take a look at the drive's internal board. It is recommended not to open the case of your drive since that would void the warranty.
You can click on each picture for a larger view:
The drive is based on the MediaTek MT1879LE chipset.
The drive was connected to the PC via a typical SATA interface and was identified as "ATAPI IHAS524".
In the following pages we compare the LiteOn iHAS524 with its brother iHas324 and the Optiarc AD-7240S drives.