2. Writing Strategies
3. Bulkpaq OPTODISC OR8 (000) DVD+R @8x
4. YUDEN000 T02 (000) DVD+R @8x
5. Datasafe CMC MAG E01 DVD+R @8x
6. OptodiscR008 DVD-R @8x
7. TTG02 8x DVD-R @8x
8. CMC MAG AE1 DVD-R @8x
9. PRODISC R05 (001) DVD-R @12x
10. ProdiscS05 DVD-R @12x
11. Datawrite TTH02 DVD-R @16x
12. DAXON016S DVD-R @16x
13. MCC 03RG20 DVD-R @16x
14. DAXON AZ3 (000) DVD+R @16x
15. MAXELL 003(000) DVD+R @16x
16. Datawrite PRODISC R04 (004) DVD+R @16x
17. MCC 004 (000) DVD+R @16x
18. Philips INFOME R30 (003) DVD+R @16x
19. Ricoh CMC MAG AM3 DVD-R @16x
20. YUDEN000 T03 (000) DVD+R @18x
21. Verbatim MKM 003 DVD+R DL @8x
22. RITEK F1 DVD-R @ 16x
23. RICOHJPN R03 (004)
24. RICOHJPN D01 (002)
26. MKM 01RD30 DVD-R DL @ 4x
27. MKM03RD30 DVD-R DL @ 8x
We recently received the latest DVD burner from LiteOn, the LH-181AP. The drive offers the fastest available DVD recording speeds of 18x for DVD SL and 8X for DVD DL media, together with a high CD recording speed of 48x. It also supports DVD-RAM, with the impressive recording speed of 12x. At 18x writing speed for DVD-R / +R media, a 4.7GB compilation can be burned in around 5 minutes.
This review is a preview, concentrating primarily on the drive's quality with various media brands. A full review will follow soon.
Below is a summary of the specifications for this device:
12x DVD-RAM writing speed is supported with compliant media, currently available from Maxell and Panasonic. However, the availability of such discs (RAM2) is very limited - if at all - in Europe. Maxell will not ship the new media to Europe at all, which will disappoint many European owners of the new drive, to say the least.
Drive features include:
SMART-BURN avoiding Buffer Under Run error, Automatically adjusting writing strategy & running OPC to provide the best burning quality.
SMART-X function adjusts CD-DA / VCD / DVD data extraction to a fastest allowable speed according to both data request rate from host and disk quality.
ABS system reduce vibration and noise during recording and reading.