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Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite

89

Kagoo Score

89

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
The highest scoring external optical drive around, with a low price.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
90
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
86
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Age
7 Years Old
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Lite-On EBAU108

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score

Lite-On EBAU108

£18.99
Our Verdict:
A cheap but 4 year old tray loading external optical disc drive, with average reviews and a good spec.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
69
Brand Rating
Good Brand
75
Features
Good Features
88
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Age
3 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite

89

Kagoo Score

89

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
The highest scoring external optical drive around, with a low price.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
90
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
86
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Age
7 Years Old
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Lite-On EBAU108

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score

Lite-On EBAU108

£18.99
Our Verdict:
A cheap but 4 year old tray loading external optical disc drive, with average reviews and a good spec.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
69
Brand Rating
Good Brand
75
Features
Good Features
88
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Age
3 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Lite-On EBAU108
8 Reasons For
Faster DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite is 8 DVD-R Double Layer read speed. That's 2x faster than the Lite-On EBAU108 (6x).

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-R Double Layer disc.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

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Track-At-Once (TAO)
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite has a track-at-once (TAO), but the Lite-On EBAU108 does not.

Track-at-once (TAO) is a recording mode that records single tracks one after another. It's the most standard recording mode, that supports both audio and data on the same disc.

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Disc-At-Once (DAO)
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite has a disc-at-once (DAO), however the Lite-On EBAU108 does not have this feature.

Disc-at-once (DAO) is a recording mode that records an entire CD or DVD in a single uninterrupted session. It is faster than Track-at-once, and allows extra information to be inserted between that standard tracks.

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Session-At-Once (SAO)
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite has a session-at-once (SAO), whereas the Lite-On EBAU108 does not.

Session-at-once (SAO) is a recording mode that can record a large amount of single 'sessions' onto a single disc. This allows you to effectively condense multiple discs onto a single disc as several different sessions. The downside is that these cannot be played in standard audio CD players.

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Better Kagoo Score
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite has received a Kagoo Score of 89, whereas the Lite-On EBAU108 scored 82.
More Shops Are Selling it
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More Popular
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Brand
Asus optical disc drives have an average rating of 95%, but Lite-On only has an average rating of 83%.
2 Reasons For
8x Faster CD Rewrite Speed
The Lite-On EBAU108 is a 24 CD rewrite speed optical disc drive. That's 8x faster than the Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite (16x).

How fast the optical drive can re-write data to CDs that already contain information.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

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Three Years Newer
The Lite-On EBAU108 was released four years ago, but the Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite was released seven years ago

Average Expert Rating

Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Lite-On EBAU108
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Average Brand Rating

Asus has a better average brand rating than Lite-On. The average brand rating for Asus is 95% based on 740+ reviews, where as the average brand rating for Lite-On is 83% based on 9 reviews.
Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Lite-On EBAU108
Asus

95

95

Based on 740+ reviews
Lite-On

83

83

Based on 9 reviews

Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Lite-On EBAU108
86 months old 46 months old Best

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Lite-On EBAU108
Disc Loading Type
Tray
 Tray
Tray
 Tray
Type
External
 External
External
 External
Optical Drive Type
Dvd
 Dvd
Dvd
 Dvd
 
 
 
Design Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Lite-On EBAU108
Mounting
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Colour
White
 White
White
 White
 
 
 
Performance Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Lite-On EBAU108
Compatibility Unknown - Click to provide data Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7,8 - Apple Mac - Linux
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) Unknown - Click to provide data 60,000h
Plug & Play Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
Optical Disc Diameter 80mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Drive Device, Buffer Size
1
 1
1
 1
LightScribe
LightScribe
 LightScribe
LightScribe
 LightScribe
Interface
Usb 2
 Usb 2
Usb 2
 Usb 2
Disc Types Supported
Cd-R Cd-Rom
Cd-Rw DVD+R
DVD+R Dl DVD+RW
Dvd-Ram Dvd-Rom
Cd Dvd
 Cd-R
 Cd-Rom
 Cd-Rw
 DVD+R
 DVD+R Dl
 DVD+RW
 Dvd-Ram
 Dvd-Rom
 Cd
 Dvd
Cd-R Cd-Rom
Cd-Rw DVD+R
DVD+R Dl DVD+RW
Dvd-Ram Dvd-Rom
Cd Dvd
 Cd-R
 Cd-Rom
 Cd-Rw
 DVD+R
 DVD+R Dl
 DVD+RW
 Dvd-Ram
 Dvd-Rom
 Cd
 Dvd
Purpose
Desktop / Notebook
 Desktop / Notebook
Desktop / Notebook
 Desktop / Notebook
 
 
 
Writing Speed Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Lite-On EBAU108
DVD Rewrite Speed 16x 24x
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DVD Write Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD+RW Write Speed 8x 8x
CD-R Write Speed 24x 24x
DVD-RAM Write Speed 5x 5x
DVD-R Write Speed 8x 8x
CD-RW Write Speed 16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Write Speed (DVD+R) 8x 8x
DVD-RW Write Speed 6x 6x
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed 6x 6x
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed 6x 6x
CD Rewrite Speed 16x 24x
BEST
CD Write Speed 24x 24x
 
 
 
Reading Speed Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Lite-On EBAU108
DVD Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD+RW Read Speed 8x 8x
DVD-R Read Speed 8x 8x
CD-R Read Speed 24x 24x
DVD-R Dual Layer Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-ROM Read Speed 8x 8x
CD-ROM Read Speed 24x 24x
CD-RW Read Speed 24x 24x
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed 8x
BEST
6x
DVD+R Read Speed 8x 8x
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed 8x
BEST
6x
DVD-RAM Read Speed 5x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-RW Read Speed 8x
BEST
5x
Read Speed (CD) 24x 24x
 
 
 
Access Time Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Lite-On EBAU108
CD-ROM Drive Average Random Access Time 140ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Access Time Unknown - Click to provide data 200ms
DVD Drive Average Random Access Time 160ms Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Record Modes Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Lite-On EBAU108
Random Write
Random write
 Random write
Unknown - Click to provide data
Track-At-Once (TAO)
Track-at-once (TAO)
 Track-at-once (TAO)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sequential Writing
Sequential writing
 Sequential writing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Session
Multi session
 Multi session
Unknown - Click to provide data
Disc-At-Once (DAO)
Disc-at-once (DAO)
 Disc-at-once (DAO)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Session-At-Once (SAO)
Session-at-once (SAO)
 Session-at-once (SAO)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Over-Burn Writing
Over-burn writing
 Over-burn writing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Packet Writing
Packet writing
 Packet writing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
System Requirements Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Lite-On EBAU108
Linux Operating Systems Supported Unknown - Click to provide data
Linux operating systems supported
 Linux operating systems supported
Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard 1
 Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard
 1
Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard 1
 Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard
 1
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64