CD Write Speed: 52 X (CD,CD-R)
CD Rewrite Speed: 32 X (CD,CD-R)
: Number of User Reviews: 23
Reviewed by: jon2707 from NJ on Dec 17, 2003
Experience: 14 Days
Strengths: Inexpensive, excellent performance
Weaknesses: none found
Summary: Have had this burner for a few weeks now used it many times. It is very fast (sounds like a jet engine when it spins up to speed!) and has not let me down once. The Nero express software included is very easy to use and has many useful features. I highly recommend this CD burner.
Reviewed by: dayhlee from CA on Feb 3, 2004
Experience: 2 Months
Strengths: super fast, reliable, CHEAP burner
Summary: it is a very burner you'd ever need. fast and reliable. and its price is super reasonable. when it speeds up loudly, it makes loud noise as other burners do. this is normal, nothing to worry about.
I bought 2 when BestBuy had them on sale. LiteOn website has firmware updates, and it is very easy to update your LiteOn burner.
Reviewed by: kyt0704 from CA on Nov 25, 2003
Experience: 2 Days
Strengths: Low price but high performance
Weaknesses: Noise while burning. A little bit flimsy drive bay door.
Summary: Some magazines recommended a plextor CDRW as the best.
But don't believe that kind of recommendation.
I had bought the plextor CDRW two times.
But each of them got out of order within 2 weeks.
I assure you that LITEON CDRW is better than Plextor's one.
In spite of the low price, its performance is marvelous.
High speed, easy installation, wonderful stability, firmware upgrade....
You can't find the better CDRW than this one.
Reviewed by: dududidi from MD on Dec 18, 2003
Experience: 1 Days
Strengths: quiet, easy to use
Summary: I just got this drive today from Circuitcity. I am quite satisfied with it since it can easily overburn my 700MB CDRs to 715MB without a problem. You know now CDRs are no longer free...
Reviewed by: llovin from NC on Dec 12, 2003
Experience: 5 Days
Strengths: East to install, worked like a charm. It is fast. I love it. I also love the Nero software that comes with it. Nero is my hero! Good product for an excellent price.
Summary: I was looking for an inexpensive, but fast CDRW. I ordered this one and it arrived a few days later. I had it installed and running in no time. It is fast and reliable. I love the Nero software also. I have been using Nero for quite some time now and it is my favorite.
Reviewed by: chevyii62 from WA on Nov 11, 2003
Experience: 7 Days
Strengths: 700MB in about 2.5 minutes Easy Install Price
Summary: I just upgraded from my 8x yamaha, and I knew this drive would be faster, but its speed blew me away. I have been very impressed with value and quality of lite-on products, and this drive does not disappoint. There is some noise when spinning, but I would say the noise levels are about normal. I have burned about 20 cd-r's without a single problem. For under $40, I do not think you can buy a better drive
Reviewed by: Timm129 from IL on Nov 27, 2003
Experience: 6 Months
Strengths: PRICE and RELIABILITY it copies all most anything
Summary: I already have one and liked it so much I wanted another one for my other machine. Lite-On is a great name and it is priced VERY good.... Also it does very good backups of protected cd games and audio.. It was a fast and easy install it took only about 10 mins.....
Reviewed by: asyd826 from NJ on Nov 20, 2003
Experience: 3 Days
Strengths: Very Fast gets the job done. burns an 80min cd in about two to three minutes, highly recommend this burner
Weaknesses: maybe a little too loud, the drive bay door is a little flimsy
Summary: no problems at all with this cdrw, Lite-on seems to be a very trusted manufacturer with cdrw, dvdroms, dvdrw hardware... they even offer firmware at their website. highly recommened
Reviewed by: onryou from NY on Oct 7, 2003
Experience: 3 Weeks
Strengths: Incredibly fast CD-R and CD-RW buring w/ NERO
Summary: This drive works quite well with the NERO software that comes with it, you won't really need a CD burner faster than this one. It's great.
Reviewed by: lourite from VA on Apr 4, 2004
Experience: 10 Months
Strengths: SPEED SPEED SPEED
Weaknesses: None noted as of yet
Summary: I love this little drive. Based on use of this unit I am looking at purchasing the DVD/RW drive as well.
Solid performer. Would buy again without question.
Reviewed by: rfkcjones from GA on Nov 9, 2003
Experience: 5 Days
Strengths: Works great; easy installation; had it installed and running in my 5 year old computer in 10 minutes.
Weaknesses: None so far
Summary: I bought this mainly for storage of pictures from my digital camera. Within 15 minutes of opening the box, I was in the process of burning the CD. The Nero software was easy to use and I was able to duplicate my current directory structure easily.
Reviewed by: jefdin from OH on Dec 14, 2003
Experience: 4 Days
Strengths: ease of installation, speed
Weaknesses: none yet
Summary: After my 3-year old sony stopped working I bought this unit on strength of product reviews. It's even better than reviews! Installed on my outdated 300mhz pentium II running Win98 in minutes w/o a hitch. Can't achieve more than 24x record speed (my sony only ran at 4x). Software determined max burn speed to be 16x for my system but I accidentally recorded at 24x and it still worked! This unit should easily reach 52x burn speeds on a decent computer. Nero software pretty good, but is not the full version. Haven't done any data record yet but don't expect any problems. Burned a dozen cd's on cheap media w/o problem. I consider it a bargain at $39 and see it now w/rebates for just $20! Get one, you won't be sorry.
Reviewed by: vgehts from MO on Aug 5, 2004
Experience: 2 Days
Strengths: Reads copy protected CDs from Germany that I can't read in any other CD or DVD drive that I've own.
Summary: I bought this drive after doing a lot of research trying to find a way to extract the audio files (to upload to my MP3 player) from several of my German CDs that have copy protection schemes which are designed to prevent their use in computers. In this particular type of protection, the drive spins for a while and then Windows reports back that it's an empty disk. Even with autoplay disabled, I was unable to read any of these disks. After trying several programs, I read a post by someone, who said to give the Lite-On drives a try as they don't seem to be effected by this kind of copy protection. Sure enough I swapped out my Samsung CDRW and after spinning for a while it finally came back and recognized it as a plain audio CD. I was then able to digitally extract the files without any problem.
Reviewed by: purplecatty from KS on Dec 13, 2003
Experience: 5 Days
Strengths: Fast!! Using Memorex CD-R 80min with 52x Multi-speed disk, This thing can write 52x with no problem!
Weaknesses: "Rebagged" as Norcent RW 531
Summary: I love this CDRW drive. Bought @ Best Buy for $19 w/ rebates. After installation, (set Slave on Primary IDE) then boot system up. Device Manager revealed as a Liteon LTR-52327S. HUH!! Not a Norcent drive. I tested it using Nero Burningrom 6.00.19. It sure burn Memorex CD-R 80min @ 52x speed!! Whoa! What a thunder! This is one of the best CDRW drive I ever have. I can't hear the noise hee hee (deafie guy). I have more CD R-W disks than CD-R cuz my old drive, Slowpokie Sony CRX-140 turned CD-R into coasters. Now I felt better using Liteon LTR-52327S without worrying about it spitting out a costers! Thanx Liteon, Shame on you Norcent for rebagging.
Reviewed by: eyoung45 from HI on May 7, 2004
Strengths: Reliable, great value, easy to install
Weaknesses: Minimum instructions & info, nero software bundle is ok.
Summary: I read tons and tons of reveiew about all the burners available, and this was one of the highly recommended ones. It's really a great value for the price especially with its performance. Sure you can get burners dirt cheap, but this one is reliable! Nothing fancy about it, but it does its job. The nero bundle is pretty good for the average user, but I'd want one with more options.
Reviewed by: bicstan from AL on Dec 29, 2003
Experience: 7 Days
Strengths: right color right price right time
Summary: i am building my 2nd pc and i like lite-on. this burner is fast and quite. for now i will use this in ever pc that i build. oh and newegg rocks!! buy this you can't go wrong for the price.
Reviewed by: angryinch from MA on Dec 29, 2003
Experience: 12 Days
Strengths: Very fast burner !!! Not a lot of coasters to toss out.
Weaknesses: Can be a little noisy, but nothing to cry about. Others are quieter. The DVD drives have a nice cushy ejection.
Summary: I've been buying Lite-on drives for a few years now for the great prices and the reliability. I have yet to have one fail, knock on wood, as I buy and install the drives as upgrades to older machines. Painless to put in, the retail ones always have some sort of software with it, and you could actually get two OEM's for the price of one retail if you look hard enough. I will stay with them for now.
Reviewed by: guadalupesmith from TX on Jan 13, 2004
Strengths: Excellent, easy to install, performs great, fabulous price.
Weaknesses: not found any yet
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Reviewed by: raqui from CA on Dec 18, 2003
Experience: 6 Days
Strengths: fast and easy to install. A great value!
Weaknesses: So far none
Summary: When I purchased this CD-RW i wasn't too sure about its good performance because of the price,but i was amazed of its speed the first time I burnt a CD!. I am a Mac user and had to install this product on a PC.
Piece of cake! Great addition to my PC.
Reviewed by: bsacco from CA on Jan 6, 2004
Strengths: First time installer here. Very easy install.
Summary: (Edited January 28th by bsacco) I use Nero express and this unit is listed as compatible. It installed very easy. Writes wickedly fast. I don't have any complaints. Very cheap. Arrived quickly. Absolutely no problems at all with this unit.
Reviewed by: upayme77 from KS on Dec 30, 2003
Experience: 7 Days
Strengths: great price, works fine, quick writing ability
Weaknesses: a little noisey on spool up
Summary: I puchased this CDRW through Zipzoomfly who I highly recommend! It came in two days(around Xmas even!) Puchased it in black to match my case. It fit nice, loads up well and rewrites so much faster than my old writer. I would recommend this to anyone who wants great band for the buck. I little noisey at spool up, but others I've tried were the same. Quiets down after a couple seconds anyway.
Reviewed by: helioshsieh from NY on Nov 13, 2003
Experience: 3 Days
Strengths: Great price and easy installation... Very fast and stable...
Summary: Mainly used for backup and brunning videos..
Work perfect with all burnning softwares, nero, alcohol, and cloneCD....Simply the best CDR I have ever had...
Also, good bargain for under 40....
Reviewed by: american5710 from NE on Dec 24, 2004
Experience: 8 Weeks
Strengths: Cheap and easy to install - very fast
Weaknesses: Sounds like a jet taking off when spooling up.
Summary: Installed on a Dell 4100 as a secondary drive. This is a very fast drive read or write when it gets going, however it seems to take a long time to spool up which is supprisingly LOUD. Installing software or buring music/photos isn't the chore it was with the old 16X. Reliability to this point has been excellent. I pitched the software and I wish the door would open and close faster. Still for the price its tough to beat.