Lite-On IHDS118 Internal DVD-Reader - Bulk Pack - Black

Lite-On IHDS118 Internal DVD-Reader - Bulk Pack - Black (IHDS118-04)

DVD-ROM Support - 18x Read/ - 5.25"

$19.05 In Stock
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Main Features

  • Maximum DVD Read Speed: 18x
  • Maximum CD Read Speed: 48x
  • Optical Media Support: DVD-ROM
  • Color: Black
  • Form Factor: Internal
  • Compatible Drive Bay Width: 5.25"
  • Compatible Drive Bay Height: 1/2H
  • Height: 41.30 mm
  • Width: 145 mm
  • Depth: 170 mm
  • Weight (Approximate): 700 g
  • Additional Information:

    DVD-RAM Read Speed: 5x

    OS Compatibility:

  • Microsoft Windows VISTA
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • General Information

    Product TypeDVD-Reader
    Brand NameLite-On
    ManufacturerLite-On Technology Corporation
    Product ModelIHDS118
    Product NameIHDS118 18x DVD-ROM Drive
    Package TypeBulk
    Manufacturer Part NumberIHDS118-04
    Manufacturer Website Addresswww.liteon.com

    Technical Information

    Maximum DVD Read Speed18x
    Maximum CD Read Speed48x
    Optical Media SupportDVD-ROM

    Physical Characteristics

    Compatible Drive Bay Width5.25"
    Compatible Drive Bay Height1/2H
    Height41.30 mm
    Width145 mm
    Depth170 mm
    ColorBlack
    Form FactorInternal
    Weight (Approximate)700 g

    Miscellaneous

    Additional Information

    DVD-RAM Read Speed: 5x

    OS Compatibility:

  • Microsoft Windows VISTA
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • April 21, 2011 Spirit0f64 says:
    Worked when I hooked it up right out of the packaging. No complaints. The price was right, too.
    March 28, 2011 shiverbane says:
    Pros: Does exactly what it should ...Cons: none
    March 27, 2011 Terri says:
    So far, so good. Win7 recognized it right away. Does what it is supposed to.
    March 26, 2011 Naku says:
    Pros: It plays dvds the black color matches my case sata ...Cons: doesnt make me food.... probably not strong enough to hold a drink its a dvd player, it plays…
    March 20, 2011 SJL AllenE says:
    Pros: Could Swore it said Cd/DVD RW but it didnt matter cause i used one from a junk computer anyways. works great.. now i have 2 DVD drives twice the fun... WOOT!
    Cons: not a CD RW at the least, unless it is and im a complete Dumb@** or it isnt working write (haha get it) :P
    Could Swore it said Cd/DVD RW but it didnt matter cause i used one from a junk computer anyways. works great.. now i have 2 DVD drives twice the fun... WOOT! not a CD RW at the least, unless it is and im a complete Dumb@** or it isnt working write (haha get it) :P AMD Ph II X2, Raidmax 600w PSU,
    Raidmax Extreme Black Dark-Tooth Case, 8 Gig (2x4Gig) G-Skill Sniper's, Radeon HD 4670 1GB, 2 Super-Write Master DVD/Blue-Ray Drives, MSI 870-G45 AM3 Mobo, 500GB Seagate HDD
    Fast shipping... Couldn't wait to get my hands on my new computer! :P
    March 20, 2011 famousstar says:
    Reads cds&dvds and does what you want it to for a low price.
    March 19, 2011 JacksonBDuke says:
    Pros: Not that noisy.
    Fast read time (haven't tested the write time).
    Low cost.
    Cons: None... it's hard to mess up a DVD drive.
    Not that noisy.
    Fast read time (haven't tested the write time).
    Low cost. None... it's hard to mess up a DVD drive.
    March 12, 2011 Jewels says:
    Pros: -Cheap -Works -Decent speeds for the dollar ...Cons: -Sounded like an airplane taking off when i was installing windows 7 64 bit lol (thank goodness I rarely…
    March 11, 2011 Anonymous says:
    Pros: it works and it's cheap!! ...Cons: noisy. If you use your dvd drive alot look for a quieter one elsewhere.
    March 11, 2011 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Works pretty good, cheap, good black color ...Cons: None that I found I just got this for a computer I was upgrading for my grandfather so I haven't used it…
    February 15, 2011 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Easy install, not to loud, it works, what more can I say.
    Cons: None.
    Easy install, not to loud, it works, what more can I say. None.
    February 14, 2011 Wolf says:
    Pros: Great and inexpensive
    Cons: DIdnt come with the box, Or sata cables. Wish that would of been mentioned in the description.
    Great and inexpensive DIdnt come with the box, Or sata cables. Wish that would of been mentioned in the description.
    February 14, 2011 Faels says:
    Pros: Great price and installed easily and works great so far. No complaints
    Cons: None
    Great price and installed easily and works great so far. No complaints None
    February 9, 2011 TB says:
    Pros: It's quick, and inexpensive. It's actually pretty quiet too.
    Cons: none so far.
    It's quick, and inexpensive. It's actually pretty quiet too. none so far.
    February 8, 2011 Anonymous says:
    Pros: It did what it was supposed to do, until it stopped recognizing DVDs (DVD reader laser probably crapped out)
    Cons: It broke after maybe ten uses (in less than four months)
    It did what it was supposed to do, until it stopped recognizing DVDs (DVD reader laser probably crapped out) It broke after maybe ten uses (in less than four months) You get what you pay for....
    February 3, 2011 Anonymous says:
    Pros: it works, plugged it in and loaded all my stuff on immediately
    Cons: it wont get the newspaper off the street in the morning
    it works, plugged it in and loaded all my stuff on immediately it wont get the newspaper off the street in the morning ill need another drive soon that can burn cd's
    January 31, 2011 sto pc build says:
    not much to say, it got win7 and sto on the hd for me.
    January 11, 2011 Rob says:
    Pros: Works like it should. No problems. Price.
    Cons: Absolutely none.
    Works like it should. No problems. Price. Absolutely none. I've had it since June 2010. I'm game a lot, so the drive is used a lot. Still hasn't died, and paid $20 or whatever the price is now. Definitely a good bargain.
    January 5, 2011 LOULOU says:
    Works Great
    December 6, 2010 Nameless says:
    Pros: Cheap and does exactly what you expect it to do.
    Cons: This thing is LOUD when in use. And I'm not talking normal 'case fan' loud either. I mean jet engine type sound. Avoid it on this principal alone. I can't stress this enough. Avoid it.
    Cheap and does exactly what you expect it to do. This thing is LOUD when in use. And I'm not talking normal 'case fan' loud either. I mean jet engine type sound. Avoid it on this principal alone. I can't stress this enough. Avoid it. There are others available that aren't as loud as this.
    November 6, 2010 Bpittin says:
    Pros: It wasn't a DOA. It worked as described and it reads pretty fast.
    Cons: It's really loud when it speeds up and vibrates quite a bit. I do not use internal optical drives in my case, I only bought to install windows so it's not a con for me but it most likely will be for others.
    It wasn't a DOA. It worked as described and it reads pretty fast. It's really loud when it speeds up and vibrates quite a bit. I do not use internal optical drives in my case, I only bought to install windows so it's not a con for me but it most likely will be for others.
    September 30, 2010 NickJG says:
    Pros: Performs as advertised with no quirks.
    Cons: Zero.
    Performs as advertised with no quirks. Zero. Great Price, Great Performance - what else do you want?
    September 29, 2010 matt says:
    bought this installed it into my case, turned my case on and it worked perfect. no programs needed to be installed it just worked and worked well.
    September 20, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: I thought the cost was reasonable, until the drive quit working properly after a few months.
    Cons: This CD drive worked as expected for a few months and then intermittently began not recognizing data cd's. It still played music CD's but now, 4 months after purchase, won't recognize a data cd at all when it's put in the tray.
    I thought the cost was reasonable, until the drive quit working properly after a few months. This CD drive worked as expected for a few months and then intermittently began not recognizing data cd's. It still played music CD's but now, 4 months after purchase, won't recognize a data cd at all when it's put in the tray.
    September 3, 2010 Joon says:
    Pros: Works great. Has absolutely no trouble running for a long period of time.
    Cons: Not detected yet.
    Works great. Has absolutely no trouble running for a long period of time. Not detected yet. Just that the price was not that cheap. Fair price.
    August 31, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Cheap, works perfect!
    Cons: Cant burn...
    Cheap, works perfect! Cant burn... Good Drive
    August 26, 2010 Struzzin says:
    Pros: Great for movies which is why I got it and has worked great for almost a year now.
    Cons: None
    Great for movies which is why I got it and has worked great for almost a year now. None If you hate your drive spinning fast and getting loud watching a movie use a program like @nyDVD to slow it down !
    August 24, 2010 Leviticus says:
    Pros: Does what it's meant to do, hasn't broken or given any other problems.
    Cons: None to think of.
    Does what it's meant to do, hasn't broken or given any other problems. None to think of. I've had this drive for just over a year now. It's worked right out of the box and hasn't given me any problems thus far. In retrospect I wish I had shelled out a few more bucks for a CD/DVD burner, but if you're just looking for a simple CD reader, this drive will do you good.
    August 11, 2010 shuffman37 says:
    Pros: Almost silent when reading a DVD, sata hot pluggable, smaller than my old pata dvd drive, sturdy casing, good tray operation, Ubuntu hotplug support.
    Cons: None so far.
    Almost silent when reading a DVD, sata hot pluggable, smaller than my old pata dvd drive, sturdy casing, good tray operation, Ubuntu hotplug support. None so far.
    August 1, 2010 ku4life says:
    I recently bought this iteam for my new computer. I don't think i have had so many problems with a cdrom to install simple software or even a operating system
    July 31, 2010 tk4211 says:
    Performs fast and quiet.
    July 20, 2010 Jammingj says:
    Great
    July 19, 2010 RickA says:
    Pros: Bare Drive works good on Win 7 64bit setup.
    Cons: None
    Bare Drive works good on Win 7 64bit setup. None
    July 17, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: reads things well. does its job
    Cons: THIS DOES NOT BURN CD'S OR DVD'S. DO NOT MAKE MY MISTAKE AND ORDER IT THINKING THAT ALL DRIVES TODAY HAVE BASIC CAPABILITIES.
    reads things well. does its job THIS DOES NOT BURN CD'S OR DVD'S. DO NOT MAKE MY MISTAKE AND ORDER IT THINKING THAT ALL DRIVES TODAY HAVE BASIC CAPABILITIES. why do they even sell drives that can't read AND burn??
    June 24, 2010 jordan1992 says:
    Pros: Bought this standard Optical drive and nothing wrong with it what so ever, easy to install and great packaging to prevent damage in shipping.
    Cons: None
    Bought this standard Optical drive and nothing wrong with it what so ever, easy to install and great packaging to prevent damage in shipping. None
    June 23, 2010 Raven says:
    works just great would recommend
    June 17, 2010 DTMfosho says:
    The drive runs smoothly and quietly, the only setback is that it doesn't come with the SATA cables, power or data transfer, luckily I had some extra ones, when…
    June 14, 2010 Philsonpott says:
    Pros: Cheap as hell. Easy as hell to install.
    Cons: None
    Cheap as hell. Easy as hell to install. None Not as loud as some have said.
    June 3, 2010 bdavidwv says:
    performs flawless, as is this company's shipping!
    June 2, 2010 Ed says:
    Pros: Reads my discs with no problem and plays nice with Linux and the price was right.
    Cons: It's a little noisy. Not terrible, just enough for me to not give it a 5.
    Reads my discs with no problem and plays nice with Linux and the price was right. It's a little noisy. Not terrible, just enough for me to not give it a 5.
    June 2, 2010 LJosephMII says:
    Pros: worked well for about 60 days.
    Cons: Worked fine for about 60 days then just stopped. System recognized the drive but the drive wouldn't read any discs.
    worked well for about 60 days. Worked fine for about 60 days then just stopped. System recognized the drive but the drive wouldn't read any discs. I'm going to chalk this failure up to chance. I've been using Lite on products for 10 years and this is my first problem.
    May 31, 2010 good says:
    works great installed easy
    May 21, 2010 Ducasaurus says:
    Pros: works great, smooth and not noisy when it spins. Been using Lite-On products for some time now and never had a bad experience *knock on wood*
    Cons: none
    works great, smooth and not noisy when it spins. Been using Lite-On products for some time now and never had a bad experience *knock on wood* none It's OEM so don't expect anything in the box except the drive itself and the foam packing peanuts
    May 17, 2010 fnnw7777 says:
    just bought this dvd drive to install simple programs and has worked perfectly for all my needs
    May 15, 2010 Albo says:
    This thing is cheap and effective Its going to get the job done and cost less than a tank of gas
    May 11, 2010 ST19AG_WGreymon says:
    Pros: Fast. Cheap.
    Cons: None.
    Fast. Cheap. None.
    May 5, 2010 Oldtimer says:
    Well this a little felow do all the Basic with most all the latest Media job. I would recommend to all with low budged to go for before in done! It's in reality…
    April 21, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: does what i want it to do
    Cons: none for me
    does what i want it to do none for me
    April 11, 2010 Shakey says:
    Pros: Fast and quiet drive for the money.
    Cons: None
    Fast and quiet drive for the money. None
    April 2, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Works well, not noticeably slow, quiet.
    Cons: none
    Works well, not noticeably slow, quiet. none Good, solid value for the money.
    March 25, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: easy to install, inexpensive, fast reader, works great
    Cons: doesn't include SATA cable
    easy to install, inexpensive, fast reader, works great doesn't include SATA cable
    March 7, 2010 thebl4ckd0g says:
    Pros: Easy installation, worked long enough to install Windows 7 and a few games.
    Cons: Died this weekend after only 2 weeks of usage.
    Easy installation, worked long enough to install Windows 7 and a few games. Died this weekend after only 2 weeks of usage. I would send this back in, but I decided to get a Sony instead. Lite-On has really gone downhill if their drives are only going to last a few weeks time.
    March 6, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: It works fine.
    Cons: none.
    It works fine. none. no hassle.
    February 25, 2010 skasthestuff says:
    Pros: Cheap and it works. What more can I say?
    Cons: None.
    Cheap and it works. What more can I say? None.
    February 23, 2010 mikeinohio says:
    Pros: It reads any disk I have tried in it, burned or factory made. It plays nicely with both Windows 7 or Linux. It is fast. If I copy a disk with my cd/dvd burner, I can do a full cd in a few minutes, a dvd takes about 10 minutes. I am using it in a case that has a door flap in front of the drive. This drive has no problems with catching on the flap.
    Cons: The drive does not come with screws or a sata cable. It is an oem drive, so I expected that.
    It reads any disk I have tried in it, burned or factory made. It plays nicely with both Windows 7 or Linux. It is fast. If I copy a disk with my cd/dvd burner, I can do a full cd in a few minutes, a dvd takes about 10 minutes. I am using it in a case that has a door flap in front of the drive. This drive has no problems with catching on the flap. The drive does not come with screws or a sata cable. It is an oem drive, so I expected that.
    February 20, 2010 juchmis says:
    Pros: Works exactly as advertised, came working, fully functional and haven't had any bad burns.
    Cons: None
    Works exactly as advertised, came working, fully functional and haven't had any bad burns. None This is an OEM drive, so you aren't going to get any cables or manuals with it. If you need these things, look for drives that say "[drive name] - Retail"
    February 14, 2010 weavel says:
    Pros: Works perfect! Always loved Lite-On!
    Cons: Burns slower than it should be. Updated the firmware and now it burn fast!
    Works perfect! Always loved Lite-On! Burns slower than it should be. Updated the firmware and now it burn fast! Remember to update the firmware on this.(or any)
    February 12, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Good basic drive. no issues to setting up.
    Cons: none
    Good basic drive. no issues to setting up. none
    February 8, 2010 TTyler says:
    Pros: Quiet and high performance
    Cons: None
    Quiet and high performance None
    January 13, 2010 weld387 says:
    Pros: Paired with Sony Opti burner. Got it on sale with free shipping. Replaced my ide Lite On with this Lite on Sata rom. Better speed is nice. Plays dvd movies or music cds just fine.
    Cons: None, a lot of people mention spin up noise. I can not hear it over my case fans. My antec 1200 has some big fans. So I really don't hear anything over them.
    Paired with Sony Opti burner. Got it on sale with free shipping. Replaced my ide Lite On with this Lite on Sata rom. Better speed is nice. Plays dvd movies or music cds just fine. None, a lot of people mention spin up noise. I can not hear it over my case fans. My antec 1200 has some big fans. So I really don't hear anything over them. Just be sure to load the region on both the Rom and DVD burner. You should be good to go? Both of my new pieces of hardware were plug and play. Windows 7 64 bit, with Ashampoo burning program 9.
    January 12, 2010 jlee says:
    Pros: Great drive and not too noisy. Great deal for 19.99
    Cons: None at all.
    Great drive and not too noisy. Great deal for 19.99 None at all.
    January 8, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Good little DVD/CD drive. Paid nineteen dollars w/ free shipping. Does what is should do. NG is the best. Delivered in 2 days. No complaints.
    Cons: A tad noisy, but what drive isn't.
    Good little DVD/CD drive. Paid nineteen dollars w/ free shipping. Does what is should do. NG is the best. Delivered in 2 days. No complaints. A tad noisy, but what drive isn't. Installed this on my basement WIN XP rig. Bought it for the price & free shipping.
    January 7, 2010 AZDan says:
    Pros: Does what it is advertised to do. Not too noisy.
    Cons: No SATA cable included.
    Does what it is advertised to do. Not too noisy. No SATA cable included.
    January 7, 2010 Anonymous says:
    Pros: It works just like it should.
    Cons: None.
    It works just like it should. None. None.
    January 5, 2010 Janizary says:
    Pros: Affordable, dependable, no issues at all.
    Cons: None
    Affordable, dependable, no issues at all. None Needed a replacement SATA DVDROM to replace an Asus DVDROM that had given up the ghost. Reads quickly, and does ripping work without issue. What more can you ask out of a a basic DVD reader?
    December 21, 2009 Pickles says:
    Pros: Worked for three months. Cheap.
    Cons: Worked for three months. Started by not reading certain DVD-ROM discs. After a while it wouldn't read anything. Pretty bad since I bought it in August.
    Worked for three months. Cheap. Worked for three months. Started by not reading certain DVD-ROM discs. After a while it wouldn't read anything. Pretty bad since I bought it in August. Even though it's cheap I think it should last a couple years. 3 months is pretty bad even for a $20 drive. I own 6 Lite-On drives (3 DVD-ROM and 3 DVD-RW. This drive and another DVD-ROM drive (model DH-16D2S) have died. The latter lasted almost two years so I guess that's not too bad. I may start looking into other brands if another one dies.
    December 16, 2009 John says:
    Pros: Not a lot to say. No complaints, its good its cheap and it works.
    Cons: no cons
    Not a lot to say. No complaints, its good its cheap and it works. no cons
    December 14, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: It's cheap, fast, quiet, and uses the SATA port. Not much else to it.
    Cons: None, it worked perfectly.
    It's cheap, fast, quiet, and uses the SATA port. Not much else to it. None, it worked perfectly.
    December 13, 2009 Jaqs says:
    Pros: Fast stable works great always works out using Lite On.
    Cons: None atm
    Fast stable works great always works out using Lite On. None atm Great price great Hardware.
    November 5, 2009 elkay72 says:
    Pros: Fast, inexpensive.
    Cons: Tray is a little flimsy -- but all new drives seem this way, even my new Plextor burner.
    Fast, inexpensive. Tray is a little flimsy -- but all new drives seem this way, even my new Plextor burner. Older drives seemed more solid. Welcome to cost cutting.
    November 5, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Works
    Cons: Anyone know why my MSI mobo (K8T Neo2) won't see this at boot-time? I have a SATA HDD that it will see just fine at boot-time. Of course when Windows is loaded it sees this drive just fine, but currently I"m unable to boot from this drive :(
    Works Anyone know why my MSI mobo (K8T Neo2) won't see this at boot-time? I have a SATA HDD that it will see just fine at boot-time. Of course when Windows is loaded it sees this drive just fine, but currently I"m unable to boot from this drive :(
    October 24, 2009 Pedro says:
    Pros: I have this drive installed in one of my servers. Fast, reliable, and pretty quiet. Would recommend this drive to others
    Cons: None
    I have this drive installed in one of my servers. Fast, reliable, and pretty quiet. Would recommend this drive to others None
    October 8, 2009 pb says:
    Pros: cheap, simple DVD ROM, OEM means no cables, no screws, nothing but the drive.
    Cons: none so far
    cheap, simple DVD ROM, OEM means no cables, no screws, nothing but the drive. none so far
    October 2, 2009 MicroBell says:
    Pros: No issues on install or function
    Cons: none
    No issues on install or function none This is my first LITE-On drive I bought for my Mom's PC. I useally use Sony drives for my own PC's. I'll update this post if the drive presents any issues down the road.
    September 23, 2009 Phantom404 says:
    Pros: Does what it says, can't really ask for more. I like how the front plate is actually black, instead of some off-brown/gray, so it matches my bezel just right.
    Cons: Kinda loud when running fast. Sounds a tad scary, but nothing bad yet. See "Other thoughts" though.
    Does what it says, can't really ask for more. I like how the front plate is actually black, instead of some off-brown/gray, so it matches my bezel just right. Kinda loud when running fast. Sounds a tad scary, but nothing bad yet. See "Other thoughts" though. Not much of a con since it has only happened once, but my drive seemed to be finicky when auto-cycling the tray after a Live CD session and jammed (pressing eject did nothing). Shutting down, taking a paper-clip to to the manual eject, and restarting seemed to fix it though.
    September 20, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: what can i say, its an awesome product and the price is right. I have installed several programs and OS and i have gotten no errors whatsoever
    Cons: its noisy when its in operation but i mean thats not really a flaw
    what can i say, its an awesome product and the price is right. I have installed several programs and OS and i have gotten no errors whatsoever its noisy when its in operation but i mean thats not really a flaw
    September 12, 2009 AMZN Worker says:
    Pros: Its a DVD Rom Drive!
    Cons: Its a DVD Rom Drive!
    Its a DVD Rom Drive! Its a DVD Rom Drive! Does what I bought it for
    September 9, 2009 Spada05 says:
    Pros: Well ... My initial pre-purchasing pros were the low cost and all the decent reviews I read. As of now, can't exactly say much good about it.
    Cons: I press the eject button on the drive, the green light turns on and then flashes a few times, and then turns off. Nothing opens. Nothing closes. Rather counter-productive to me installing my OS and drivers.
    Well ... My initial pre-purchasing pros were the low cost and all the decent reviews I read. As of now, can't exactly say much good about it. I press the eject button on the drive, the green light turns on and then flashes a few times, and then turns off. Nothing opens. Nothing closes. Rather counter-productive to me installing my OS and drivers.
    August 28, 2009 Phuphu says:
    Pros: Easy to install, affordable, functional
    Cons: None that I have seen yet.
    Easy to install, affordable, functional None that I have seen yet.
    July 29, 2009 Lorca says:
    Pros: installed without a problem on an ASUS P5QL/EPU Intel P43 motherboard. Does exactly what I was expecting. Installed Vista Black in under an hour.
    Cons: Can't think of any.
    installed without a problem on an ASUS P5QL/EPU Intel P43 motherboard. Does exactly what I was expecting. Installed Vista Black in under an hour. Can't think of any. I have used LITE-ON for several years and never had any problems whatsoever.
    July 23, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Works well
    Cons: Runs Kinda Loud
    Works well Runs Kinda Loud Great for the price. Don't know why anyone would pay more than $30 for an optical drive.
    July 21, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Works
    Cons: None
    Works None
    July 11, 2009 newbuilder says:
    Pros: this dvd rom is doing whats it must do. its fast and quiet
    Cons: I hope not
    this dvd rom is doing whats it must do. its fast and quiet I hope not
    July 9, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Cheap, free shipping (at the time). Gets the job done, quiet and matches my black case.
    Cons: None.
    Cheap, free shipping (at the time). Gets the job done, quiet and matches my black case. None. It is what it is.
    July 4, 2009 FPST says:
    Pros: Nigh-instant response, fast, quiet. I expected a bit more noise.
    Cons: Doesn't bring me my slippers each morning
    Nigh-instant response, fast, quiet. I expected a bit more noise. Doesn't bring me my slippers each morning
    July 2, 2009 Ken says:
    Pros: Cheap, fast.
    Cons: When I first installed it, the try would not open up, after playing around with it I got it to work.
    Cheap, fast. When I first installed it, the try would not open up, after playing around with it I got it to work. I dont know how long its gonna last but its good for now.
    July 2, 2009 slayer says:
    Pros: liteon is the best for drives and also normally the cheapest dont hesitate on any liteon drive
    Cons: none
    liteon is the best for drives and also normally the cheapest dont hesitate on any liteon drive none
    June 30, 2009 Brian says:
    Pros: The drive detected and worked with no issues.
    Cons: None.
    The drive detected and worked with no issues. None. Looks pretty good in an Antec Three Hundred.
    June 22, 2009 Bunnyman says:
    Pros: This sis good reader drive. But to the poster that calims high tech knowlege; This is a DVD-ROM Drive, it will only read. It will never write.
    Cons: None
    This sis good reader drive. But to the poster that calims high tech knowlege; This is a DVD-ROM Drive, it will only read. It will never write. None
    June 18, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Inexpensive and good quality
    Cons: Fairly loud when it spins up.
    Inexpensive and good quality Fairly loud when it spins up.
    June 13, 2009 Deepsix80 says:
    Pros: Cheap.
    Cons: Drive is not detected by either Roxio or Nero. I can read from it but cannot write. No firmware for this model on Lite-On website.
    Now I have to pay for return shipment.
    Cheap. Drive is not detected by either Roxio or Nero. I can read from it but cannot write. No firmware for this model on Lite-On website.
    Now I have to pay for return shipment.
    May 26, 2009 Allen says:
    Pros: Can't ask for more. It reads the disk and that is what it was bought to do....
    Cons: None
    Can't ask for more. It reads the disk and that is what it was bought to do.... None None
    May 21, 2009 rlboss says:
    Pros: Fast DVD and CD reads, cheap price.
    Cons: When it spins up to speed it is loud. My DVD writer is inaudible doing the same, but this thing sounds like it's about to explode when it spins up.
    Fast DVD and CD reads, cheap price. When it spins up to speed it is loud. My DVD writer is inaudible doing the same, but this thing sounds like it's about to explode when it spins up. I could care less about the noise since it's a backup, but if this were the only DVD drive in my PC I'd throw it away.
    May 20, 2009 Techz says:
    Pros: All are still working. No issues
    Cons: None
    All are still working. No issues None Thought I was gonna say "it wasnt free" huh ? lol
    May 18, 2009 CBHedricks says:
    Pros: Replaced a failing IDE drive with this SATA model... What a difference. Good thruput not too loud and all for a good deal.
    Cons: None
    Replaced a failing IDE drive with this SATA model... What a difference. Good thruput not too loud and all for a good deal. None If you are looking for a good replacement this is an excellent choice.
    May 14, 2009 tom L. says:
    Pros: good dvd drive, it's sata. it weighs nothing, and responds fast. u would love it, if u get one.
    Cons: no cons.
    good dvd drive, it's sata. it weighs nothing, and responds fast. u would love it, if u get one. no cons. great drive, recommended A++.
    May 5, 2009 deffy says:
    Pros: tho i generally dont like sata because connectors can easily become loose, this drive seems to have a nice tight trouble free fit. avg noise for a dvd rom
    Cons: nice if these things came with screws...
    tho i generally dont like sata because connectors can easily become loose, this drive seems to have a nice tight trouble free fit. avg noise for a dvd rom nice if these things came with screws... i really dont wanna work tomorrow
    May 5, 2009 Ty says:
    Pros: Tray opens buttery smooth, doesn't really impact the performance but I like it. Reads and transfers pretty quick.
    Cons: None.
    Tray opens buttery smooth, doesn't really impact the performance but I like it. Reads and transfers pretty quick. None. Good price. LITE-ON is my brand of choice and this one doesn't disappoint.
    April 18, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Price was write, and came in black
    Cons: A little loud on start up.
    Price was write, and came in black A little loud on start up.
    April 15, 2009 bldshddrgn says:
    Pros: Its really fast, its great! Quickly installed Crysis and Vista. Can play DVD's and CD's well. Quickly loaded driver software too.
    Cons: Once, and only once, when I was playing Crysis I got a DVD skip. It was no problem though.
    Its really fast, its great! Quickly installed Crysis and Vista. Can play DVD's and CD's well. Quickly loaded driver software too. Once, and only once, when I was playing Crysis I got a DVD skip. It was no problem though. My HDD used with this is the Caviar SE16 640 GB.
    April 6, 2009 KC says:
    Pros: really fast reading for normal DVD single layer disc, real 18x. But by reading fast you expect the spinning noise, not an issue for me
    Cons: For, DVD +/- R, normal dual layer DVD disc, the max speed is just 8x due to riplock.
    I think 18x (or whatever the max speed is) with riplock is kind of false advertising - do DVD drive companies really expect people to use the DVD drives (ROM or RW) to only read original DVD discs these days?? If they can't read DVDRs (also dual layer DVDs) in the same speed, then they can't really say it is a 18x drive if this speed is only for normal single layer disc.
    really fast reading for normal DVD single layer disc, real 18x. But by reading fast you expect the spinning noise, not an issue for me For, DVD +/- R, normal dual layer DVD disc, the max speed is just 8x due to riplock.
    I think 18x (or whatever the max speed is) with riplock is kind of false advertising - do DVD drive companies really expect people to use the DVD drives (ROM or RW) to only read original DVD discs these days?? If they can't read DVDRs (also dual layer DVDs) in the same speed, then they can't really say it is a 18x drive if this speed is only for normal single layer disc. Anyway, anyone know how to get rip of the riplock?
    March 28, 2009 Mark says:
    Pros: Fast and quiet for its speed. the door opens and closes with hardly a sound to.
    Cons: None
    Fast and quiet for its speed. the door opens and closes with hardly a sound to. None
    March 20, 2009 Kurtis says:
    Pros: Cheap price, installs easy and hasnt had a problem reading anything I have put in it yet.
    Cons: None.
    Cheap price, installs easy and hasnt had a problem reading anything I have put in it yet. None.
    March 20, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Fast read times.
    Cons: Gets alittle noisy at high speeds, but they all do.
    Fast read times. Gets alittle noisy at high speeds, but they all do. I've purchased a lot of Lite-On drives, and they have proved to be more dependable than many other computer component\electronics manufacturer brands.
    March 12, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: The little Drive that could......
    Cons: didnt come with case sticker :( be nice to show off that fact that my rig is running LITE-ON cuz im a proud user LOL
    The little Drive that could...... didnt come with case sticker :( be nice to show off that fact that my rig is running LITE-ON cuz im a proud user LOL Are we all really going ot die in 2012? were the Mayans right?
    March 11, 2009 ltgrunt says:
    Pros: This drive is just another reason that I've been a fan of LITE-ON for the past six years. I've never had a bad drive from LITE-ON, and this DVD-ROM is no exception. Not that there's a whole lot to judge a plain DVD-ROM on - basically, it either works or it doesn't - but I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet the drive is compared to some of my older drives. Hooray for technological progress, I guess.
    Cons: None whatsoever.
    This drive is just another reason that I've been a fan of LITE-ON for the past six years. I've never had a bad drive from LITE-ON, and this DVD-ROM is no exception. Not that there's a whole lot to judge a plain DVD-ROM on - basically, it either works or it doesn't - but I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet the drive is compared to some of my older drives. Hooray for technological progress, I guess. None whatsoever.
    March 9, 2009 videocowboy says:
    Pros: It's a nice quality drive. Transfer speeds are pretty good, and it matches my case perfectly.
    Cons: It can get just a tiny bit loud, but that's more the fault of the disc. If the disk is a little off balance it hums just a little.
    It's a nice quality drive. Transfer speeds are pretty good, and it matches my case perfectly. It can get just a tiny bit loud, but that's more the fault of the disc. If the disk is a little off balance it hums just a little. Good deal all around.
    March 4, 2009 Lance says:
    Pros: Works great, no problems.
    Cons: none
    Works great, no problems. none
    February 26, 2009 thepnub says:
    Pros: Great price. Works fine. Nice Speed
    Cons: My Own Experience. Product was shipped to me in Bubble Wrap... Then inside a bigger box with the other goodies I ordered. Kind of odd not to have a box or screws to mount. Other then that it works fine.
    Great price. Works fine. Nice Speed My Own Experience. Product was shipped to me in Bubble Wrap... Then inside a bigger box with the other goodies I ordered. Kind of odd not to have a box or screws to mount. Other then that it works fine. A bit erked about the bubble wrap. I mean I know its safe. But was this returned once? I hope to think I bought a "New Never Used" Product.
    February 25, 2009 raven1971 says:
    Pros: Good drive, quiet and fast.
    Cons: None so far.
    Good drive, quiet and fast. None so far.
    February 22, 2009 mattverhage says:
    Pros: Cheap, functional, easy to install
    Cons: Noisy
    Cheap, functional, easy to install Noisy
    February 21, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: It works.
    Cons: Extremely loud. Replaced with the samsung drive that is much quieter for only a few more dollars.
    It works. Extremely loud. Replaced with the samsung drive that is much quieter for only a few more dollars.
    February 16, 2009 Gopher663 says:
    Pros: reads CD's, DVD's and has high read/write speed.
    Cons: i hate this thing. sure it can read CD's and DVD's and has a high read speed. but this thing is loud as hell!!! this thing is louder than all 78 of my fans. 4 120mm, 1 92mm processor fan, 2 small ram fans and one motherboard fan. louder than them all running at once!!!
    reads CD's, DVD's and has high read/write speed. i hate this thing. sure it can read CD's and DVD's and has a high read speed. but this thing is loud as hell!!! this thing is louder than all 78 of my fans. 4 120mm, 1 92mm processor fan, 2 small ram fans and one motherboard fan. louder than them all running at once!!! shoulda spent more money on a more expensive one.
    gave it two eggs (really pushing it, should been 1, or none!) because it reads fine, dvd or cd, just tends to be loud as hell!!!!
    February 15, 2009 isaac says:
    Pros: Fast drive with SATA 3Gbps, solid, well constructed.
    Cons: Wish the LightScribe was faster. 18 minutes for image, using default settings.
    Fast drive with SATA 3Gbps, solid, well constructed. Wish the LightScribe was faster. 18 minutes for image, using default settings. Quick install, fast R/W times. Wouldn't spend the extra for the LightScribe again though.
    February 10, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: plugged in and it worked fine.
    Cons: None
    plugged in and it worked fine. None Does what you'd expect it to do.
    Quiet and runs fine.
    February 2, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: low cost.
    Cons: none
    low cost. none
    January 27, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: It's Sata
    Installed with out a problem and it does what it is supposed to
    Cons: None
    It's Sata
    Installed with out a problem and it does what it is supposed to None
    January 2, 2009 Anonymous says:
    Pros: Hardware seems to be good quality for the price.
    Cons: This more my mistake than LITE-ON's but:
    As this is OEM, it doesn't ship with any software. It will plug and play just fine, and read data DVD-ROM and CD-ROM, but is does not come with any DVD movie player or codec or whatever. Don't expect to get a copy of WinDVD or PowerDVD like you might get with a retail box. (or any instructions either -- but its dead simple to install anyway)
    Hardware seems to be good quality for the price. This more my mistake than LITE-ON's but:
    As this is OEM, it doesn't ship with any software. It will plug and play just fine, and read data DVD-ROM and CD-ROM, but is does not come with any DVD movie player or codec or whatever. Don't expect to get a copy of WinDVD or PowerDVD like you might get with a retail box. (or any instructions either -- but its dead simple to install anyway)
    December 21, 2008 stevie178 says:
    Pros: Under $20 big ones , Quiet , It's SATA
    Cons: none yet
    Under $20 big ones , Quiet , It's SATA none yet It's a reputable name brand and have owned this bran in the past so with its name I would recommend it to anyone else.
    December 9, 2008 ryguy says:
    Pros: Works well, sata is definetely a better choice for an optical drive (or any drive)
    Cons: Pretty loud, especially when it's a constant read (installing an OS), so minus just one egg.
    Works well, sata is definetely a better choice for an optical drive (or any drive) Pretty loud, especially when it's a constant read (installing an OS), so minus just one egg. owned it for one week and its the best choice for a optical drive on neweeg
    November 26, 2008 The_Inspector_069 says:
    Pros: There is not one derogatory comment that I could make about this DVD drive. I have used it from installing software to watching movies and it is still going strong. I was impressed with the increase of read speed, from the standard 16x to 18x. I must admit I was a little apprehensive about purchasing this unit, when I learned that JoeBot experienced a problem with one of the mounting holes not being drilled properly. I am happy to report; I did not encounter such an issue. I would recommend this particular drive to anyone.
    Cons: Absolutely none.
    There is not one derogatory comment that I could make about this DVD drive. I have used it from installing software to watching movies and it is still going strong. I was impressed with the increase of read speed, from the standard 16x to 18x. I must admit I was a little apprehensive about purchasing this unit, when I learned that JoeBot experienced a problem with one of the mounting holes not being drilled properly. I am happy to report; I did not encounter such an issue. I would recommend this particular drive to anyone. Absolutely none. Thinking about contacting Lite-on to see if I can purchase additionals belts. In time belts begin to stretch and than break.