“ LiteOn SOHR-5239S - Disk drive - CD-RW - 52x32x52x - IDE - internal - 5.25" „
Yet again an unheard-of make shows what a total rip-off most of the output from the major name electronics manufacturers is. A basic yet surprisingly effective, and most importantly, affordable alternative in this market. As with most PC components nowadays, the quality and effectiveness of Windows plug and play has made installation almost too easy, and the internal insrtallations is pretty simple too. I have used mine A LOT over the last 2 years or so, and it just laps it up and comes back asking for more, so reliability and durability dont seem to be a problem. The actual operation can be a little noisier than I would like, but not much more than Ive heard from supposedly better brands.
The software supplied with it is fairly useless, and amazingly complicated to work, hardly worth the CD and little bag it comes in, in fact, then again Windows can handle most of the stuff for creating a data CD with simple drag and drop functions, and Windows Media Player or the free version of Real Player will write any music tracks or files you wish to use, so this has not been a huge concern for me. If you really want proper dedicated tools for these functions, the money youve saved by not buying brand names will help towards purchasing additional software.
They claim it is up to 52x speed, my experience is its probably not all that realistic to expect it to do this, then again Ive never had a drive that could perform at or near its max speed all that often. It will however regularly clock 30x-40x writing, and well over 40x when reading.
The CDs produced are good writes, and I often play them in the car and experience very few jumps barring the biggest of potholes, but I get that with purchased original CDs too, so I suspect its the car radio thats at fault.
The spec is the following
Read speed : 52x
Write speed : 52x
Rewrite speed : 32x
Overall the quality of this product can hardly be faulted in comparison with any standards. Factor in the cost, or lack of it, and this is simply outstanding.
LiteOn's mission is to consistently meet or exceed its customers' expectations by providing solutions with outstanding performance, competitiveness, and punctuality.
The shortest physical drive length design, 170 mm only;
Innovated SMART-BURN technology to automatically check media quality and set limit to burning speed to ensure successful writing sessions and data retainability;
Buffer UnderRun Error free and automatically adjust writing strategy plus running OPC to meet various burning condition;
SMART-X supporting high speed DAE and VCD extraction for copying;
VAS to reduce vibration and noise during recording and reading;
Supports Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode Burning and Over-Burn;
Supports formats of CD Family, CD-R and CD-RW discs (up to 99min.);
Belt Tray Loading Mechanism;
Plug and Play Device with Emergency Manual Eject function.