Lite-On iHAS524 DVD writer review Wendy Robertson .

Lite-On’s first drive with LabelTag and 24x writing speed. Let’s check out how it performs in this review.

Lite-On’s first drive with LabelTag and 24x writing speed. Let’s check out how it performs in this review.


Lite-On iHAS524 DVD writer review

Posted 21 December 2009 21:58 CEST by Wendy Robertson


Review: Lite-On iHAS524 Reviewed by: Dee Provided by: Lite-On Europe Firmware: BL2J Manufactured: October 2009

Lite-On was kind enough to send us the iHAS524 for review. In this review we will be seeing how this drive from one the world's best known optical drive manufacturers performs in our tests.

The Lite-On iHAS524 supports 24x DVD±R, 8x/6x DVD+RW/-RW, and 8x DVD+R/DL-R DL writing technology, allowing Double/Dual Layer discs of 8.5GB to be written. The Lite-On iHAS524 also supports DVD-RAM reading and writing at 12x speed, and SmartErase features, and also the first drive we have tested here at to feature LabelTag.

Company Information

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Drive Specifications


Let's now take a look at the packaging that the drive is shipped in.

The drive that Lite-On sent was the retail version, and we can see the package and contents below.

Box front

Box rear

  Box left and right sides

Box top

What’s inside the box

Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself and what the drive came shipped with.

Our package was the retail version.

The package contained the Lite-On iHAS524, SATA cable, software disc, instruction manual and fixing screws.

Now let’s take a look at the drive.


The bezel of the Lite-On iHAS524 is nicely styled. We can also see various logos including LabelTag, which is a feature that the drive supports, an emergency eject hole, single green LED and an eject button.

Drive top

Drive bottom

On the bottom of the drive we found one label and we can see the drive was manufactured in China during October 2009.

On the rear of the drive we can see a SATA power connector and data connector.

Now let’s head on to the next page where we can take a look at the features of the drive…. settings

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