Lite-on Drive

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by bobe, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. bobe

    bobe Active Member

    Hi Everyone.
    I have been reading that there are a few issues with Lite-on drives. I have the Lite-on LH-18A1H latest firmware HL07 using Ritek DVD+R DL GO5 dye 2.4X also Ritek DVD-R 8X and Verbatin DVD-R 16X. I burn at low speeds. I have no problems at the moment,do you think its just luck and should I expect problems in the future.
    I have only had the drive two weeks.
    Thank you.
  2. MarkRacer

    MarkRacer Well-Known Member

    I too have been using the same drive as you without any problems. There are always small % of issues with hardware regardless of maker. There are many different ways of configuring machines and other components could be at fault. And if one is multitasking, anything can happen or not.

    However, I would recommend that you use Verbatim DL media. Ritek is okay for the SL stuff. As far as speed goes, I burn at the max rated without any hitches. So, don't worry - be happy!!!

    :bowdown: :bowdown: WE'RE NOT WORTHY:bowdown: :bowdown:
  3. bobe

    bobe Active Member

    Hi Mark.
    Thank you for your information. I will get some Verbatin DL discs
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Use Verbatim +R DL
    And remember to change the booktype to "dvd-rom"

    visit (and read step 4)
  6. MarkRacer

    MarkRacer Well-Known Member

    I only said that Ritek is "okay" and not "great" media. According to some folks its rated as 2nd class media. At the moment, I only use Verbatim for my SL & DL needs. On sale the Verbs are just as cheap as Ritek if not more so. In the past, I have burned maybe 500+ Riteks (+R's) with less than 1% failure rate. And so far, some of the older Ritek discs (3+ years old) still play fine. Hence the "okay":D

    :bowdown: WE'RE NOT WORTHY:bowdown:
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2007
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Ritek (especially Ritek dvd+R dl) and Ridata tend to be junk.


    "That's a very long and frustrating question to answer. The short answer is I spend a LOT of time working with blank media. I'm a mod on, and was previously for (probably still am, but don't have the time to visit there anymore). I used to write reviews for CDRLabs until recently (it's a time issue). I work directly with Maxell, Verbatim, Optodisc, and occasionally Ritek, Taiyo Yuden, and Prodisc. I have significant contacts within the industry, and have a significant connection with most of the better media businesses in Canada, like and, and to a lesser extent Anitec and MemoryExpress. I have thousands of discs both rare and common, in spindles in my room, which I test on my collection of just under 20 DVD burners (only 9 active at a time between 2 PCs though), and 1 DVD recorder. I have access to over a hundred different MID codes in my personal collection, and many many MANY more available to me through various sources if I need them.

    Put Simply, Blank media is my life. That's how I know." -- The Digital Dolphin (

    He's one of the few people in the online community that burns media on an industrial level.