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Lite-On LTR-24102B


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Lite-On LTR-24102B - Conclusion

  October 24, 2001 Author: Tim Zakharov  

Conclusion

Lite-On's latest 24X burner provides impressive levels of performance.

In summary, its strengths include:

  • SMART-Burn optimizes write speeds and prevents buffer underruns
  • Inclusion of Nero Burning ROM software
  • Lowest-priced 24X burner on the market
  • Quick access times
  • Excellent application-level read performance
  • Error correction during CD-DA playback ties the best SR has tested
  • 24X write speeds are some of the fastest SR has measured

The LTR-24102B's weak areas are:

  • Sparse documentation
  • No IDE cable included in retail package
  • Slow audio extraction at the beginning of a CD
  • Read speeds with CD-RW media are significantly slower than competition
  • Packet-writing formats trail the competition significantly

The StorageReview.com Safe Buy Award



Simply put, this designation means we'd purchase this product without regret. Sure, there may be a slightly better, slightly faster, and/or slightly less-expensive model from a competitor, but you can't go wrong with this particular unit. This award is applicable, of course, to all units at the top of their class, but also applies to units that, though not quite best-of-class, provide a strong showing nonetheless. Overall, the LTR-24102B performs well enough to garner serious consideration by power users. Its combination of low cost, quick read speeds and spirited writes keep Lite-On's flagship competitive with current Leaderboard champ Plextor. Only slow initial DAE speeds and poor read performance with CD-RW media keep the LTR-24102B from supplanting the PX-W2410TA outright.


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