Lite-On iHAS324 review

Lite-On iHAS324 review

Review: Lite-On iHAS324
Reviewed by: Dee
Provided by: Lite-On Europe
Firmware: BL17
Manufactured: April 2009

Lite-On was kind enough to send us the iHAS324 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 iHAS324 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 iHAS324 also supports DVD-RAM reading and writing at 12x speed, and SmartErase features.

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Company Information

We are sure that most of you know Lite-On already, but for those of you wishing to find out more, you can read about it on the Lite-On website.

Drive Specifications


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Packaging


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.

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Box front

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Box rear

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Box left and right sides

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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.

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Lite-On iHAS324 review

The package contained the Lite-On iHAS324, SATA cable, software disc, instruction manual, and fixing screws.

Now let’s take a look at the drive.

Lite-On iHAS324 review

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Bezel

The bezel of the Lite-On iHAS324 is nicely styled. We can also see various logos including a Smart Erase logo, which is a feature that the drive supports, an emergency eject hole, single green LED and an eject button.

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Drive top

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Drive bottom

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

Lite-On iHAS324 review

On the rear of the drive we can see some unspecified jumpers, an 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….

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