LiteON 24/10/40 IDE


What do we get?

LiteON 24/10/40 IDE
LiteON in the retail packaging…

LiteON 24/10/40 IDE
The frontside of the LiteON 24/10/40

LiteON 24/10/40 IDE
The back-side

We have one remark about the back side: LiteOn didn’t integrate a cooling fan at the back of the drive. This cooler would expand the reliability and the lifetime of the drive significant. The cooler would protect the drive of bufferunderruns and gives more reliability. The big goodie of a cooling fan cooler is that it is preventing the drive from an early ‘worn-out’… Due to the intensive use of the drive and the intense heat the optical unit produces after a certain period a laserbundle that is not as narrow as it should be. A result of this malfunctioning are constant coasters and a not so clear reflection. This is the moment that your drive has had its time… To prevent an early worn out this cooler is a very extra.

For an A-quality CDR in good condition the reflection rate should be between 65-70 %.
This reflection rate is gained through good quality media with a low bler-rate and the intensity of the laserbeam.
The worn-out is now partly compensated by the performing of OPC (Optimum Power Control).

LiteON 24/10/40 IDE
The retail version isn’t that generous…

This is what we found inside the box:

  • The drive
  • A poor installation description, an audio connector and some screws…
  • One CDR-80 min slimline cased
  • One High speed CDRW-74 min
  • A special version of Nero Burning Rom V5.5 for the LiteOn.

LiteON 24/10/40 IDE
A special OEM version of Nero V5.5x

LiteON 24/10/40 IDE
LiteON 24/10/40 IDE

One cdr 80 min and one cdrw74 min were found in the packaging

LiteON 24/10/40 IDE
LiteON 24/10/40 IDE

LiteON 24/10/40 IDE
The cdr came from Ritek

LiteON 24/10/40 IDE
The CDRW came from Plasmon Data systems

The internal buffer capacity is still 2MB and this is resulting in worse performance on lower spec systems. The increase of the buffer will decrease the amount of bufferunderruns in a burning on a low spec system.

The packaging is clear, clean and decent. The content is not very much , but the price is very attractive. All what we need to start burning is inside the retail box.

Technical specifications:

  • Speed : Recording 24X (3600KB/sec) Zone-CLV (16X, 20X@6min, 24X@16min)
    Re-writing 10X High-Speed (1500KB/sec) CLV Reading 40Xmax (6000KB/sec) CAV (16X~40X)

  • Interface : ATAPI-E/IDE, support up to Ultra-DMA Mode2 33.3MB/sec
  • Burst Transfer Rate : Support up to Ultra DMA/33 Mode 33.3MB/sec
  • Access Time : 120ms (typical)
  • Buffer Memory Size: 2MB
  • System Requirement : CPU Pentium 166MHz above , Memory 32MB Required ; 64MB Recommanded
  • Support Disc Format : All CD-ROM formats both 8cm & 12cm discs (up to 99 min) – Support Operating System : DOS 6.xx, Windows 95/98/NT/XP/2000/ME, OS2 Warp
  • MTBF : 70’000 Power On Hours with 25% Duty
  • Audio: S/N >= 60dB Earphone >= 0.3Vrms @ 1KHz
  • Temperature & Humidity: Operating: 5C to 45C ; RH: 15% to 80% , Non-Condensing Non-Operating: -20C to 60C ;
    RH: 15% to 90% , Non-Condensing

  • Dimension : WxHxD: 145.8 x 41.3 x 190.0mm Weight: <= 1.0Kg Power Requirement: DC + 5 V (+/- 5%, 100mVpp ripple) 1.2 A (max), 0.2 A (min) DC +12 V (+/- 10%, 200mVpp ripple) 1.2 A (max), 0.01 A (min)
  • Recommanded Media :
    • CD-R: Taiyoyuden(x-type), TDK, Mitsubishi Chemical, Ricoh, Princo, Ritek, CMC, AMT,

    • CD-RW: Mitsubishi Chemical, Ricoh, Ritek, Princo, CMC

Let’s now take a look at the features of the drive…