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Asus ZenDrive U9M

86

Kagoo Score

86

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but a little out of date tray loading external cd burner, with a reasonable price.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
2 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Lite-On EBAU108

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

Lite-On EBAU108

£18.99
Our Verdict:
An affordable but 3 year old tray loading external cd burner, with average reviews and a good spec.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
75
Features
Good Features
86
Popularity
Widely Available
82
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Age
3 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Asus ZenDrive U9M

86

Kagoo Score

86

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but a little out of date tray loading external cd burner, with a reasonable price.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
2 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Lite-On EBAU108

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

Lite-On EBAU108

£18.99
Our Verdict:
An affordable but 3 year old tray loading external cd burner, with average reviews and a good spec.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
75
Features
Good Features
86
Popularity
Widely Available
82
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Age
3 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Asus ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
7 Reasons For
2x Faster DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
The Asus ZenDrive U9M is an 8x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive, whereas the Lite-On EBAU108 is only a 6x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive (2x slower).

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 ZenDrive U9M has a track-at-once (TAO), whereas the Lite-On EBAU108 does not have this feature.

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 ZenDrive U9M has a disc-at-once (DAO), but the Lite-On EBAU108 does not.

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 ZenDrive U9M has a session-at-once (SAO), however the Lite-On EBAU108 does not have this feature.

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 ZenDrive U9M has received a Kagoo Score of 86, however the Lite-On EBAU108 scored 81.
15 Months Newer
The Asus ZenDrive U9M was released 15 months later than the Lite-On EBAU108
Better Brand
Asus optical disc drives have an average rating of 95%, whereas Lite-On only has an average rating of 81.3%.
2 Reasons For
£25 Cheaper
The Lite-On EBAU108 is £25 cheaper than the Asus ZenDrive U9M.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this optical disc drive and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Average Expert Rating

Asus ZenDrive U9M 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 81.3% based on 9 reviews.
Asus ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
Asus

95

95

Based on 740+ reviews
Lite-On

81

81

Based on 9 reviews

Asus ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
26 months old Best 41 months old

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Asus ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
Disc Loading Type
Tray
 Tray
Tray
 Tray
Type
External
 External
External
 External
Optical Drive Type
Dvd
 Dvd
Dvd
 Dvd
 
 
 
Design Asus ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
Mounting
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Colour
Silver White
 Silver
 White
Silver White
 Silver
 White
 
 
 
Performance Asus ZenDrive U9M 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
LightScribe Unknown - Click to provide data
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-Rom Cd
Dvd
 Cd-R
 Cd-Rom
 Cd-Rw
 DVD+R
 DVD+R Dl
 DVD+RW
 Dvd-Rom
 Cd
 Dvd
Cd-R Cd-Rom
Cd-Rw DVD+R
DVD+R Dl DVD+RW
Dvd-Rom Cd
Dvd
 Cd-R
 Cd-Rom
 Cd-Rw
 DVD+R
 DVD+R Dl
 DVD+RW
 Dvd-Rom
 Cd
 Dvd
Purpose
Notebook
 Notebook
Desktop / Notebook
 Desktop / Notebook
 
 
 
Writing Speed Asus ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
DVD Rewrite Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
DVD+RW Write Speed 8x 8x
CD-R Write Speed 24x 24x
DVD-RAM Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 5x
DVD-R Write Speed 8x 8x
CD-RW Write Speed 24x 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
DVD+R M-DISC Write Speed 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
CD Rewrite Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
CD Write Speed 24x 24x
 
 
 
Reading Speed Asus ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
DVD+RW Read Speed 8x 8x
DVD-R Read Speed 8x 8x
CD-R Read Speed 24x 24x
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-RW Read Speed 8x
BEST
5x
Audio CD Read Speed 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video CD Read Speed 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD+R M-DISC Read Speed 8 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-Video Read Speed 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-ROM Double Layer Read Speed 8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Read Speed (CD) 24x 24x
 
 
 
Access Time Asus ZenDrive U9M 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 ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
Restricted Overwrite
Restricted overwrite
 Restricted overwrite
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Incremental Recording
Incremental recording
 Incremental recording
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 ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
Linux Operating Systems Supported
1
 1
1
 1
Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
Mac Os X 10.10 Yosemite Mac Os X 10.11 El Capitan
Mac Os X 10.12 Sierra Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac Os X 10.7 Lion Mac Os X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks 1
 Mac Os X 10.10 Yosemite
 Mac Os X 10.11 El Capitan
 Mac Os X 10.12 Sierra
 Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 Mac Os X 10.7 Lion
 Mac Os X 10.8 Mountain Lion
 Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
 1
Mac Os X 10.10 Yosemite Mac Os X 10.11 El Capitan
Mac Os X 10.12 Sierra Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac Os X 10.7 Lion Mac Os X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks 1
 Mac Os X 10.10 Yosemite
 Mac Os X 10.11 El Capitan
 Mac Os X 10.12 Sierra
 Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 Mac Os X 10.7 Lion
 Mac Os X 10.8 Mountain Lion
 Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
 1
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
Win Windows 10
Windows 10 Education Windows 10 Education X64
Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Enterprise X64
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home X64
Windows 10 Iot Core Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro X64 Windows 7
Windows 7 Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise X64
Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64
1
 Win
 Windows 10
 Windows 10 Education
 Windows 10 Education X64
 Windows 10 Enterprise
 Windows 10 Enterprise X64
 Windows 10 Home
 Windows 10 Home X64
 Windows 10 Iot Core
 Windows 10 Pro
 Windows 10 Pro X64
 Windows 7
 Windows 7 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Home Basic X64
 1
Win Windows 10
Windows 10 Education Windows 10 Education X64
Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Enterprise X64
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home X64
Windows 10 Iot Core Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro X64 Windows 7
Windows 7 Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise X64
Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64
1
 Win
 Windows 10
 Windows 10 Education
 Windows 10 Education X64
 Windows 10 Enterprise
 Windows 10 Enterprise X64
 Windows 10 Home
 Windows 10 Home X64
 Windows 10 Iot Core
 Windows 10 Pro
 Windows 10 Pro X64
 Windows 7
 Windows 7 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Home Basic X64
 1
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Asus ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) 10% 10%
Storage Temperature (T-T) -30°C -40°C
Operating Temperature (T-T) 5°C 5°C
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 15% 10%
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Asus ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
Weight 245g 220g
Height 13.9mm 13.5mm
Depth 142.5mm 136.3mm
Width 135.5mm 140mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Asus ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
Quantity 1 1
Bundled Software CyberLink Power2Go 8, CyberLink PowerBackup 2.5, Nero BackItUp, E-Green Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features Asus ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
Technical Features Unknown - Click to provide data SMART-X, USB Powered
Power Supply Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Compatible Operating Systems Unknown - Click to provide data Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000|XP|Vista|7, Windows 8
Device Type
Dvdrw
 Dvdrw
Dvdrw
 Dvdrw
Maximum Operating Temperature Unknown - Click to provide data 35 °C
Dimensions (WxDxH) Unknown - Click to provide data 13.5mm
Minimum System Requirements Unknown - Click to provide data 1 GHz - RAM: 1 GB - HDD: 16 GB
Media Types Supported Unknown - Click to provide data CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL
 
 
 
Technical Details Asus ZenDrive U9M Lite-On EBAU108
Buffer Underrun Free Technology Unknown - Click to provide data SMART Burn
Buffer Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 0.75 MB

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