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Internal Lightscribe drive. Seems a good price and quick burn speed.

Specifications

* Write Speed (DVD+R) 2.4x, 4x (CLV), 8x (ZCLV), 12x (PCAV), 16x,18x,20x,22x (CAV)
* Write Speed (DVD+R DL) 2.4x, 4x (CLV), 6x , 8x(ZCLV), 10x,12x (PCAV),16x(CAV)
* Write Speed (DVD-R) 2x, 4x(CLV), 8x (ZCLV),12x (PCAV), 16x,18x,20x,22x (CAV)
* Write Speed (DVD-R DL) 2.4x, 4x (CLV), 6x , 8x(ZCLV), 10x,12x (PCAV),16x(CAV)
* Write Speed (DVD+RW) 2.4x, 4x ,6x(CLV), 8x (ZCLV)
* Write Speed (DVD-RW) 1x, 2x, 4x , 6x (CLV)
* Write Speed (DVD-RAM) 2x, 3x (CLV) , 5x, 6x, 8x,12x PCAV (Ver. 2.0 & Higher )
* Write Speed (CD-R) 16x (CLV), 24x (ZCLV), 40x, 48x (CAV)
* Write Speed (CD-RW) 4x, 10x, 16x (CLV), 24x, 32x (ZCLV) (High Speed: 10x . Ultra Speed ¿ 16x)
* Read Speed (CD-R/RW/ROM) 48x/40x/48xmax
* Read Speed (DVD-R/RW/ROM) 16x/12x/16x/12x max(Single/Dual)
* Read Speed (DVD-RAM) 5x, 12x PCAV
* Read Speed (DVD-Video(CSS Compliant Disc)) 6x max
* Data Transfer Rate DVD-ROM 22.16 Mbytes/s (16x) max
* CD-ROM 7,200 kB/s (48x) max
* Access Time DVD-ROM (SL/DL) 140/175 ms
* DVD-RAM 200 ms (Ver. 2.0 & Higher )
* CD-ROM 120 ms
* Buffer Size 2MB
* Loading Type Motorized Tray
* Interface Type E-IDE/ATAPI
* W x D x H 146 x 41.3 x 165 mm

LightScribe is an optical disc recording technology that utilizes specially coated recordable CD and DVD media to produce laser-etched labels with text or graphics, as opposed to stick-on labels and printable discs.

The LightScribe method uses the laser in a way similar to when plain data is written to the disc; a greyscale image of the label is etched onto the upper side of the disc. The required discs come in many colors: monotone (the original), red, green, blue, yellow, and orange backgrounds.

The purpose of LightScribe is to allow users to create direct-to-disc labels (as opposed to stick-on labels), using their optical disc writer. Special discs and a compatible disc writer are required. Before or after burning data to the read-side of the disc, the user simply turns the medium over and inserts it with the label side down. The drive's laser then etches into the label side in such a way that an image is produced.

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#1
Good price :)
#2
nottmsteve;3650223
Good price :)


Good drive too, I bought one a few weeks ago and the speeds have impressed me, great for burning 360 game downloads, for erm ***ahem*** back up purposes.

Thanks to OP for reminding me as I need (well more of want) to order a second one.


The lightscribe just seems gimmicky to me though.
#3
harlzter
Good drive too, I bought one a few weeks ago and the speeds have impressed me, great for burning 360 game downloads, for erm ***ahem*** back up purposes.

Thanks to OP for reminding me as I need (well more of want) to order a second one.


The lightscribe just seems gimmicky to me though.


Lol, back up purposes!

The Lightscribe is good for me as a photographer when supplying people with discs, looks good too.

Couldn't even find one cheaper on Fleabay so this seemed good. Ordered today so will see what it's like when it arrives!
#4
spider1986;3650338
Lol, back up purposes!

The Lightscribe is good for me as a photographer when supplying people with discs, looks good too.

Couldn't even find one cheaper on Fleabay so this seemed good. Ordered today so will see what it's like when it arrives!


I see for you that lightscribes a good point and the images burnt to the surface are good quality too, just not for me:thumbsup:

You will be happy with it!
banned#5
harlzter
Good drive too, I bought one a few weeks ago and the speeds have impressed me, great for burning 360 game downloads, for erm ***ahem*** back up purposes.

Thanks to OP for reminding me as I need (well more of want) to order a second one.


The lightscribe just seems gimmicky to me though.


What media would you use for this?
#6
Deal of the day for me lads. Thanks spider for letting us know. I have ordered as soon as reading this.
#7
:thumbsup: Many thanks spider I have ordered one - Bargain price and also free delivery - can't be bad.
#8
Received one from them on Monday - Excellent price including delivery +Quidco! works out £15.35
#9
I have always used LG to replace any duff drives I've had over the years, none have failed yet:thumbsup:

They also play just about anything too! I'm sure if I trimmed one of me old 45's it'd have a go at that as well:thinking:

You won't be dissapointed:santa:
#10
baragin!
#11
never opened a PC before, is it easy to install one of these?
#12
gonna sound like a n00b but i need to know: how do i know if my computer requires a sata or ide connection? i want to buy this but i need to know if it will be compatible first...thanks in advance for any help
1 Like #13
The problem with Lightscribe is the price of the media!

Decent price for me because it's a retail bundle so should come with software such as Nero, but doesn't specify?

I've been using LG drives for a while now mostly because I find (/found) DVD-RAM useful to have and they've been very reliable for me so far both in terms of drive reliability and rate of successful disc writes.

Almost all PCs take IDE drives (though SATA is slowly phasing it out) although you may not have any free connections for them (2 devices max per cable). I'd say the easiest way is just to take the side off the case and have a look! If you have SATA ports though, I'd recommend going for an SATA drive rather than sharing an IDE (PATA) BUS between devices, especially hard drives.

Here's a guide to installing an IDE optical drive. The biggest worry is probably in setting primary and slave via the cables and master and secondary via the jumpers. It's really not difficult though, don't let that put you off. And you can always post back here to ask for assitance should you have any problems when it arrives!
#14
Looks like an excellent price for what is (in my experience) a superior quality of optical drive.
Can anybody here help with a question though - do these handle CDG (Karaoke) discs? :thinking:
Heat added.
#15
i would be replacing a broken cd drive on a 5 year old computer so, if i understand corectly, this should work

is sata a fairly new thing? (you said it was phasing ide out...?)

thanks again (repped)
#16
gav989;3653236
i would be replacing a broken cd drive on a 5 year old computer so, if i understand corectly, this should work

is sata a fairly new thing? (you said it was phasing ide out...?)

thanks again (repped)


Ah, swapping out an old drive makes it even easier! It's already half-done - the cable is in place and the drive bay is free - and you just copy the jumper position that's on the current drive. Just have a look at how the current drive is set-up before you remove it :thumbsup:

SATA isn't that new. It's been standard for probably around 3 years now and first started appearing around 5 years ago.
#17
Although this deal is good Id personally get a SATA type otherwise it might catch you out later.

Its 16.99 on ebuyer as well, still its a good deal but sooner or later you might get a motherboard without IDE, many of the new ones dont come with an IDE so it might catch you out, although mines a new motherboard and it does have 1 IDE in it.

Alternatively a SATA sony/nec drive with lightscribe is available called

Optiarc AD-7201S 20X DVD±RW/RAM LightScribe SATA Black Bare Drive - Boxed with Nero 8 *Worth £4.50*

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/144217

£16.99

but bit more with delivery.

sony/NEC are suppose to be ok as well.
#18
SATA is superior in terms of speed and easier to install, but that's not to say this is a bad deal.
#19
the computer is actually in my brothers room at the moment and he's sleeping, so can i just ask one final question:

if it turns out that the computer has a sata thing, would i still be able to use this drive?

thanks again for your help
#20
nice tags
lol
#21
stevenpcurtis
What media would you use for this?


I use datasafe dvd-r lightscribe discs. they come out mint for me.

Nice find
1 Like #22
gav989
the computer is actually in my brothers room at the moment and he's sleeping, so can i just ask one final question:

if it turns out that the computer has a sata thing, would i still be able to use this drive?

thanks again for your help


It will only support IDE, so you'd have to find a free IDE port.
You might be able to use a IDE to SATA adapter, but it's really not worth it, you'd probably just want to get a SATA drive then for a few pounds more.
#23
bare in mind older version of nero even though bundled doesnt support lightscribe, will make you purchase latest version.

Id pay £16.99 + post for opteric (sony nec) SATA lightscribe on ebuyer instead of this.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/144217
#24
ok thanks, i'll just order it and hope for the best. i doubt a computer this old is likely to have sata, but if it does i'll fiddle my way around it. thanks for the help everyone (repped)
#25
gads;3653357
SATA is superior in terms of speed and easier to install, but that's not to say this is a bad deal.


The extra bandwidth overhead for SATA won't make a blind bit of difference for an optical drive as it doesn't even use the full PATA (IDE) bandwidth. However, if two drives are sharing an IDE connection then they also share the bandwidth - something that doesn't happen with SATA and the main reason it's better just now.

But yes, besides that much easier to install and neater cabling as well.
#26
gav989;3653550
ok thanks, i'll just order it and hope for the best. i doubt a computer this old is likely to have sata, but if it does i'll fiddle my way around it. thanks for the help everyone (repped)


You'll be fine, put your mind at rest. Your current drive is PATA/IDE.

SATA HDDs started appearing 4 or so years ago but SATA optical drives were very uncommon up until around 2 years ago as they were expensive, PATA ones were just as quick and, initally, plagued with problems.
#27
IDE !!!!!
yuk
never the less, a great price - eat added
#28
Havent voted, got a Pioneer SATA similar spec one for the same price from play.com, got 5% discount and quidco. better dvd writer although it doesnt have lightscribe
#29
gads
It will only support IDE, so you'd have to find a free IDE port.
You might be able to use a IDE to SATA adapter, but it's really not worth it, you'd probably just want to get a SATA drive then for a few pounds more.


spunklemonkey
bare in mind older version of nero even though bundled doesnt support lightscribe, will make you purchase latest version.

Id pay £16.99 + post for opteric (sony nec) SATA lightscribe on ebuyer instead of this.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/144217


"doesnt support lightscribe" ? My one does
Power DVD
Power Producer
Nero Express-Lightscribe Support
InCD
Acrobat Reader
Drive Manual
#30
Oos!!
#31
Hmmmm. Yesterday, the price was £17.99 (rrp £19.99, saving £2). Today the price is £22.99 (rrp £24.99, saving £2)

I'd forgotten why I hated play.com

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