We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Storage Devices Reviews
15,512 Reviews PC Advisor Recommended

Lite-On LH-20A1PU DVD writer

£45 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Lite-On

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

With the fastest writing speed here of 20-speed, Lite-On’s LH-20A1PU delivers the quickest burn-times in our tests and offers easy one-touch disc copying.

With the fastest writing speed here (compared to our reviews of Freecom's FS-50 and Samsung's Writemaster SH-S183A) of 20-speed, Lite-On’s LH-20A1PU delivers the quickest burn-times in our tests and offers easy one-touch disc copying.

The tough plastic case houses a standard 5.25in internal drive mechanism; the Lite-On LH-20A1PU's fanless design means it’s silent when not accessing a disc. Two buttons on the top of the case activate EZ-Dub functions, which provide automatic disc-to-disc or disc-to-file copies.

Enhanced features give the Lite-On LH-20A1PU the best chance to burn the widest range of media, and at the highest possible speeds. Certain 16-speed DVDs will automatically burn at 20-speed, and with the OverSpeed function you can choose to burn any disc one level faster than its official rating. This isn’t fool-proof, of course, but built-in disc testing capabilities will help determine which discs can use this feature safely.

Lite-On LH-20A1PU Expert Verdict »
External DVD drive
USB interface
20x/8x/20x/8x/12x/8x/6x (DVD +R/+R9/-R/-R9/RAM/+RW/-RW)
48x/32x (CD -R/-RW)
2MB buffer
CD/DVD access times 160/160
includes EZ-Dub/Nero suite
165x192x58mm
1.3kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

The Lite-On LH-20A1PU is a very fast drive with advanced features, it’s easy to move from one PC to another and comes with convenient disc copying functions.

There are currently no price comparisons for this product.
  • LG GBW-H10N Blu-ray Disc drive

    LG GBW-H10N Blu-ray Disc drive

    LG’s GBW-H10N is an internal Blu-ray drive that uses the standard IDE interface. The LG GBW-H10N is a simple plug-in replacement for most optical drives.

  • Lite-On LH-2B1S Blu-ray Disc drive

    Lite-On LH-2B1S Blu-ray Disc drive

    Billed as a ‘triple writer’, Lite-On’s LH-2B1S provides up to two-speed Blu-ray writing and is compatible with all the major DVD and CD formats. The front of the drive houses three LEDs, denoting disc activity and showing the type of media in use.

  • Lite-On LH-2B1S

    Lite-On LH-2B1S

    As each Blu-ray drive hits the market, specifications go up and prices drop. A £514 price tag might still be intimidating, but it's a step in the right direction.

  • Lite-On LH-20A1P

    Lite-On LH-20A1P

    Lite-On has become the first DVD drive maker to break through the 20-speed DVD-R/+R barrier.

  • Lite-On eNAU608 review

    Lite-On eNAU608

    Having two disc-labeling technology options is a plus, but the Lite-On eNAU608 portable optical drive delivered unimpressive performance.


IDG UK Sites

5 things we want to see in Android M: New features and fixes

IDG UK Sites

iPad mini 3 release date rumours: 'iPad mini Air' will be 30 percent thinner than current model

IDG UK Sites

Introducing generation tech

IDG UK Sites

This animated film reveals the importance of designing for everyone