DVD+RW LDW401S- Page 1
the well known as manufacturer of CD-RW/combo recorders, introduced its first
DVD+R/RW writer, the LiteOn LDW-401S. The Taiwanese manufacturer has chose
the "plus" format for its debut in the DVD recording market, without
following the same policy for the future products. The ATAPI/IDE half-height
DVD+RW writer supports 4x writing for both DVD+R/+RW formats.
technology is engaged by LITE-ON due to succeed buffer- under-run-free function
and great media compatibility for high-speed writing DVD+R, DVD+DW, CD-R,
the Smart-X technology LiteOn gives you the opportunity for constant Audio
CD/VCD/DVD playback and excellent data extraction. The buffer memory of 2MB
helps on DVD recording procedure.
- VAS® Reduce vibration & noise during recording & reading
Writing Speed CD-R
|ReWriting speed CD-RW
||24x (3600KB/sec) maximum PCAV
in UltraSpeed disc
||40x (6000KB/sec) maximum CAV
|Access Time :
|| 140 ms
|Buffer Size : 2MB
Dimension :145 ( W ) x 41.3 ( H ) x 170 ( D ) mm
|Writing methods :
||Fixed Packet, Variable Packet, TAO, SAO, DAO,
Raw Mode Burning & Over-Burn
|DVD read format:
||DVD single/dual layer (PTP, OTP), DVD-R (3.9G/4.7G),
DVD-R multi-borders, DVD+R, DVD+R multi-sessions, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW
|CD read format:
||CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA , Photo-CD, Multi-session,
Video-CD, CD-I FMV, CD Extra, CD Plus, CD-R, and CD-RW
|Transfer mode : PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2
and Ultra DMA mode 2
|Support both 8cm and 12cm disc of
CD and DVD family
As you can see from the tables above LiteOn supports writing for DVD+R/RW
and CD-R/RW media.
The burn procedure can easily approach the 4x speed under CLV with
DVD+R and DVD+RW media. As far as it concerns the CD family, the maximum writing
speed for the CD-R is 40x CAV and 24x P-CAV for CD-RW Ultra Speed discs. The
of the drive is 2MB.
LiteOn LDW-401S uses the RPC II region control, allowing user to change
the drive's region 5 times in total. For our tests, we set the region code
The drive supports reading of all the DVD recordable/rewritable discs except
DVD-RAM which is also not included in the writing capabilities of the drive
with the DVD-R/-RW format and Mount Rainier.
European retail package includes the LiteOn IDE drive, one 4.7GB 4x DVD+R by
Ricoh, one 4.7GB 4x DVD+RW by Ricoh, a quick installation guide,
cable and mounting screws.
The attached software includes only Cyberlink's Power DVD XP
for video playback LiteOn could definitely include at least a burning /authoring
software for CD/DVD, as it is usually happens with all the compatible retail
The front panel of the drive is colored in ordinary gray with an eject/load
button, a busy led indicator which is green at the read process and red at
jack with a volume control knob and the emergency eject hole.
On the disc loading tray you can see the sticker of the LiteOn website URL
placed on the right next to the CD-RW format logo while the DVD+RW format logo
is placed on the left side of the tray.
On the rear panel you can see the analog output, the ATAPI interface connector
and the power input.
The mainboard of the drive is available in the following picture. You can
click on the picture to see it in a higher resolution but please be patient
while it is loading.
The LiteOn drive was connected to our test PC and was identified
as "LITE-ON DVD+RW LDW-401S" under
WinXP. All tests were done with firmware revision ES0G.