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Lite-On's new DVD Burners - Burning at 12x and with Dual Layers - Lite-On 1213S (12x DVD Burning)

Today we have taken two of Lite-On's newest DVD burners for a spin. Shane has checked in with a look at the 1213S model which offers 12X DVD burning as well as the 832S model which offers Dual Layer burning for increased capacity.

| Optical Drives & Media in Storage | Posted: Aug 1, 2004 4:00 am

Lite-On 1213S

 

- Specifications

 

ATAPI / E-IDE Half-Height internal DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD-ROM / CD-R / CD-RW / CD-ROM combination drive

 

SMART-BURN avoiding Buffer UnderRun 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

 

VAS system reduce vibration and noise during recording and reading

 

Support Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO, Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn

 

DVD read compliant : DVD single / dual layer ( PTP / OTP ), DVD-R ( 3.9 GB / 4.7 GB ), DVD-R multi-borders, DVD+R, DVD+R multi-sessions, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW

 

CD read compliant : CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM / XA, Photo-CD, Multi-session, Karaoke-CD, Video-CD, CD-I FMV, CD Extra, CD Plus, CD-R, and CD-RW

 

Support both 8 cm and 12 cm disc of CD and DVD family

 

Conform to Orange Book : Part 2 CD-R Volume 1, Part 2 CD-R Volume 2 Multi Speed, Part 3 CD-RW Volume 1 ( 1x, 2x, and 4x ), Part 3 CD-RW Volume 2 : High Speed, Part 3 CD-RW Volume 3 : Ultra Speed

 

Supported transfer mode : PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 and Ultra DMA mode 2

 

DVD Family:

 

Write DVD+R 12x ( 16200 KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV

 

DVD-R 8x ( 10800 KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV

 

ReWrite DVD+RW 4x ( 5400 KB/sec ) by CLV

 

DVD-RW 4x ( 5400 KB/sec ) by CLV

 

Read 12x ( 16200 KB/sec ) maximum by CAV

 

Access time 160 ms

 

CD Family:

 

Write CD-R 48x ( 7200 KB/sec ) maximum by CAV

 

ReWrite CD-RW 24x ( 3600 KB/sec ) maximum by Z-CLV in UltraSpeed disc

 

Read 48x ( 7200 KB/sec ) maximum by CAV

 

Access time 160 ms

 

Buffer Size: 2 MB

 

PC Required: Pentium III 450 MHz or faster CPU and 128 MB or higher RAM are required 650 MB HDD available capacity; and 5 GB free space for creating a DVD image file

 

Compatibility: Windows 98 / NT 4.0 / ME / 2000 / XP

 

MTBF ( Life ): 70,000 Hours

 

S/N Ration: > 75 dB

 

Environment:

 

Operating 5C to 45C; Relative Humidity : 15% to 80%

 

Non-Operating -40C to 60C; Relative Humidity : 15% to 95%

 

Dimension: 145.0 ( W ) x 41.3 ( H ) x 170.0 ( D ) mm

 

Weight: < 0.9 Kg

 

Voltage Requirements:

 

+5V +/-5% and less than 100 mVp-p ripple voltage

 

+12V +/-5% and less than 200 mVp-p ripple voltage

 

- The Package

 

The front of the box is quite nice and shows a picture of the actual drive as well as all the information as far as speeds go. If you didn't look at the specs you can see that the drive is capable of burning at 12X DVD+R, 8X DVD-R and 4X DVD-+RW.

 

 

The back of the box goes into a bit more details as far as specs are concerned. It gives you the details on the CD specs of the drive, supported media, dimensions, power requirements and so on.

 

 

Included with in the package are four blank DVDs, some screws, audio cable, instructions for installing the drive, Nero OEM suite and a copy of PowerDVD. The most useful part of the package would have to be the included media and burning software.

 

 

- A Closer Look

 

 

Looking at the top of the drive you get the model number, manufacture date, serial number plus all your normal approvals and warnings about it being a laser product.

 

 

 

 

This particular unit is beige but you are able to purchase face plates for it so if you do have a black case you shouldn't have any trouble getting it to blend in with the case.

 

The back of the drives shows all your normal plugs with the molex power connector on the right, the IDE connector just after that, the pins for setting the drive to slave or master and the port for the audio cable.

 

 

 

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