The new writing strategy is then created on-the-fly. Once again, the drive reached a maximum transfer speed of about 8x. At 8 times burn speed the drive is not a speed demon, but it is fast enough for a laptop and any application without taxing your system. For this test I randomly generated MB of files and directories to test the time it takes the drive to write and close a CD. Using the bundled software you can both create and burn LightScribe disc labels. One coupon redeemable per item per customer. While the drive was able to go through the tests without creating any errors, it was unable to pass all of the on the fly copying tests.

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However, there may be slight differences in store pricing or inventory compared to what is listed online. On the bottom, the eTAU has four small rubber feet to keep it from sliding around when placed on a flat surface.

Not to mention, it works great. I agree to terms above and have a “. Get insider deals first, exclusive promotions and more delivered to your inbox each week.

Redesigned to maximize ease-of-use, Nero Express gives users the ability to quickly and easily burn audio, data and video to CD or DVD. Newegg keeps the Black Friday spirit alive with more deals for Cyber Monday. We have a computer lkte-on is used only for testing hardware. While its access times were a little higher than I would have liked, the drive was able to read data and video DVD-ROM’s as well as most recordable media at 8x.


LiteOn eTAU208 – DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive – Hi-Speed USB Series

Etau2008-46 do this so all tests can be compared reliably. To test rewrite scores, Nero is used again to time how long it takes to write MB of random files and directories. However, at the time of this review, the list of compatible software is still relatively short.

This is very useful if you are trying to record a disc that uses another company’s MID code I.

By looking at the screenshot above, you can see that the drive uses a total of four “zones. Some images used herein were obtained from Jupiterimages Corporation.

CD Burning Technology Guide: If you look at the advanced features, you can see that the eTAU was able to read the CD-Text and subchannel data but failed to read the lead in and lead out sections of the CD. Etau2088-46 again, the drive reached a maximum transfer speed of about 8x.

Great little drive Works as expected.

All others trademarks and copyrights mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. This button contains the drive’s LED and, when pressed, will stop the disc from spinning.

To reduce the size, components such as the keyboard are reduced and some are even removed. I was happy to find that it was a open top vs a sliding tray. TigerDirect Business is not responsible for typographical or photographic errors. Coupons are not applicable to prior orders. Newest Customer Reviews Sort by: Patriot launches worlds fastest DDR3 memory — Vipe For these tests, SmartWrite and OverSpeed were left disabled. Since POF errors are uncorrectable, we really don’t want to see any of them at all.


Among other things, this program queries the drive to see what its ljte-on and writing capabilities are.

Stereowise Plus: LiteOn eTAU External DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Review

At this point, the writing speed increases to 8x and stays there until the very end of the session. Contrary to what EAC indicated, this lkte-on means that a drive is not able to retrieve error information and cannot determine which sectors are damaged or unreadable.

Along with support for LightScribe, the etau2208-46 includes many of the features we’ve come to expect from Lite-On as well as more advanced ones like SmartWrite and OverSpeed.

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Even if you have a LightScribe capable drive and media, you will need software that supports it. No external power is needed since it is powered thru the supplied USB cable.