Lite-On's new iHAS524 internal DVD writer is said to have begun shipments this week. The major highlight of this drive is its inclusion of LabelTag technology. LabelTag allows for a circular text label to be inscribed into the data side of a single layer DVD or CD, without comprising disc capacity. The other beauty of the technology is that the labeling takes place during the burn phase of the disc, speeding up the whole process.
The drive is capable of burning at up to 24x speeds for DVD+R/-R, 12x for DVD-RAM, DVD+R/-R DL, 8x for DVD+RW and 6x for DVD-RW. It will come bundled with a copy of Nero 8 and is said to carry a price tag of around 49 Euros.