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5 Best Optical Disc Drives Under $30 in the US - November 2019

Updated 08 November 2019 by Matthew
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5 best optical disc drives under $30

Which Are the Best Optical Disc Drives Under $30?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best optical disc drives under $30? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best optical disc drives under $30 are:


What Optical Disc Drive Under $30 to Buy in November 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 optical disc drives under $30 currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
LG GH24NSC0R Lite-On IHAS12414 LG GTC0N Lite-On DS8ACSH Lite-On EBAU108
LG GH24NSC0R Lite-On IHAS12414 LG GTC0N Lite-On DS8ACSH Lite-On EBAU108
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$16.99 Buy Now
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$21.99 Buy Now
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$18.49 Buy Now
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$24.95 Buy Now
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48x
CD-R WRITE
48x
CD-R WRITE
48x
CD READ SPEED
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
24x
CD READ SPEED
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
96
Reviews
144 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Reviews
71 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
87
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
87
Reviews
8 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
66
Brand Rating
Good Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A classic and fully featured slot loading internal dvd (re)writer, with a good price. Our review analysis indicates that this dvd (re)writer supportsDVDs but it's noisy and not {more} quiet. A classic and fully featured tray loading internal dvd (re)writer, with a low price. It has a track-at-once (TAO), a disc-at-once (DAO) and a session-at-once (SAO) and is Plug & Play. Our review analysis indicates that this dvd (re)writer supportsDVDs, it's brilliant for CDs but noisy. A fully featured and good value for money tray loading internal dvd (re)writer. A fully featured and classic tray loading internal dvd (re)writer, with a low price. Purchasers report that it has fast read/write speeds but supported DVDs. A bargain price and fully featured tray loading external optical disc drive, with average reviews.
15 Reasons For
A Lot Faster CD-R Write Speed
40% Faster DVD-R Write Speed
16x Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)
2x Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
34% Faster CD Write Speed
Faster DVD-R Read Speed
A Lot Faster DVD-ROM Read Speed
A Lot Faster DVD+R Read Speed
A Lot Faster DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
User Reviews Are Appreciably Better
Overall Reviews Are Appreciably Better
Better Brand
Has a Faster Read/write Speeds
19 Reasons For
34% Faster CD-R Write Speed
16x Faster DVD-R Write Speed
Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)
Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
20% Faster CD Rewrite Speed
24x Faster CD Write Speed
A Lot Faster DVD-R Read Speed
34% Faster DVD-ROM Read Speed
34% Faster DVD+R Read Speed
24x Faster Read Speed (CD)
Track-At-Once (TAO)
Disc-At-Once (DAO)
Session-At-Once (SAO)
Cheaper by $5
Considerably Better User Reviews
Considerably Better Overall Reviews
Has a Better Price
More OK When it Came to Noise Level
Better for a Wide Variety of Optical Media
4 Reasons For
Track-At-Once (TAO)
Disc-At-Once (DAO)
Session-At-Once (SAO)
Better Brand
1 Reason For
Seven Months Newer
5 Reasons Against
Slower CD Rewrite Speed
Over One Year Older
Has a Worse Price
Has a Worse Acceptable Noise Level
Worse for a Wide Variety of Optical Media
5 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Two Years
Worse Brand
Has a Slower Read/write Speeds
14 Reasons Against
A Lot Slower CD-R Write Speed
67% Slower DVD-R Write Speed
16x Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
2x Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
Slower CD Rewrite Speed
50% Slower CD Write Speed
Slower DVD-R Read Speed
A Lot Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed
A Lot Slower DVD+R Read Speed
50% Slower Read Speed (CD)
Worse Kagoo Score
$5 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Seven Months Older
11 Reasons Against
67% Slower DVD-R Write Speed
16x Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
25% Slower CD Rewrite Speed
50% Slower CD Write Speed
A Lot Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed
50% Slower Read Speed (CD)
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
Over One Year Older
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
15 Reasons Against
24x Slower CD-R Write Speed
Slower DVD-R Write Speed
Hugely Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
25% Slower CD Rewrite Speed
Slower CD Write Speed
50% Slower DVD-R Read Speed
8x Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed
8x Slower DVD+R Read Speed
6x Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
Slower Read Speed (CD)
Worse Kagoo Score
$8 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Worse Brand
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LG GH24NSC0R

$17.49
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LG GH24NSC0R

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LG GH24NSC0R
48x
CD-R WRITE

The LG GH24NSC0R has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $17.49 this optical disc drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LG GH24NSC0R or read our article on whether you should buy a LG optical disc drive.

Features We Love:
Very fast CD-R write speed (48x)
Very fast DVD-R read speed (16x)
Fast DVD-R double layer write speed (8x)
Very fast DVD-ROM read speed (16x)
Very fast DVD-R double layer read speed (12x)

A classic and fully featured slot loading internal dvd (re)writer, with a good price. Our review analysis indicates that this dvd (re)writer supportsDVDs but it's noisy and not {more} quiet.

96
Reviews
144 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG GH24NSC0R has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 86%, based on 142 reviews.

Unboxing // LG Electronics GH24NSC0 black
Unboxing // LG Electronics GH24NSC0 black

15 Reasons For for Choosing the LG GH24NSC0R

A Lot Faster CD-R Write Speed

The LG GH24NSC0R has a CD-R write speed of 48 (as does the Lite-On IHAS12414), however the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108 are both only 24x CD-R write speed optical disc drives (24x slower). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD-R discs.

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

40% Faster DVD-R Write Speed

The LG GH24NSC0R is a 24 DVD-R write speed optical disc drive, and so does the Lite-On IHAS12414. That's 16x faster than the LG GTC0N, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 (8x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R discs.

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

16x Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)

The LG GH24NSC0R is a 24 DVD+R write speed optical disc drive (as does the Lite-On IHAS12414), whereas the LG GTC0N, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 are all only 8x DVD+R write speed optical disc drives (16x slower). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD+R discs.

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

2x Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

The LG GH24NSC0R is an 8 DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (as does the Lite-On IHAS12414), whereas the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108 are both only 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drives (2x slower). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R Double Layer discs.

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

34% Faster CD Write Speed

The LG GH24NSC0R is a 48 CD write speed optical disc drive, and so does the Lite-On IHAS12414. That's 24x faster than the LG GTC0N, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 (24x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD discs.

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

Faster DVD-R Read Speed

The LG GH24NSC0R is a 16 DVD-R read speed optical disc drive, and so does the Lite-On IHAS12414. That's 8x faster than the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108 (8x). More ...

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

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.

A Lot Faster DVD-ROM Read Speed

The LG GH24NSC0R has a DVD-ROM read speed of 16 (as does the Lite-On IHAS12414), however the LG GTC0N, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 are all only 8x DVD-ROM read speed optical disc drives (8x slower). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-ROM.

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.

A Lot Faster DVD+R Read Speed

The LG GH24NSC0R has a DVD+R read speed of 16 (as does the Lite-On IHAS12414), however the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108 are both only 8x DVD+R read speed optical disc drives (8x slower). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD+R.

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.

A Lot Faster DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The LG GH24NSC0R is a 12 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 (6x slower). More ...

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.

Better Kagoo Score

The LG GH24NSC0R has received a Kagoo Score of 87, however the LG GTC0N scored 84, the Lite-On DS8ACSH scored 78, the Lite-On EBAU108 scored only 76 and the Lite-On IHAS12414 scored 86.

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.

User Reviews Are Appreciably Better

Based on 142 user reviews, the average review score of the LG GH24NSC0R is 86%, however the average rating of the Lite-On DS8ACSH is 68% (based on 8 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are Appreciably Better

Based on 144 reviews, the average review score of the LG GH24NSC0R is 86%, however the average rating of the Lite-On DS8ACSH is 68% (based on 8 reviews).

Better Brand

LG optical disc drives have an average rating of 95%, whereas Lite-On only has an average rating of 81.6%.

Has a Faster Read/write Speeds

The LG GH24NSC0R reviewers thought the LG GH24NSC0R has a faster read/write speeds. Several people thought that the LG GH24NSC0 had really fast read/write speeds and write speeds.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG GH24NSC0R

Slower CD Rewrite Speed

The LG GH24NSC0R is a 24 CD rewrite speed optical disc drive, and so do the LG GTC0N, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108. That's 8x slower than the Lite-On IHAS12414 (32x). More ...

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.

Over One Year Older

The LG GH24NSC0R is older than the LG GTC0N by 15 months, older than the Lite-On DS8ACSH by six months and older than the Lite-On EBAU108 by 22 months.

Has a Worse Price

The LG GH24NSC0R reviewers thought the LG GH24NSC0R has a worse price.

Has a Worse Acceptable Noise Level

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the LG GH24NSC0R has a worse acceptable noise level.

Worse for a Wide Variety of Optical Media

On average reviewers thought the LG GH24NSC0R was worse for a wide variety of optical media.

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Lite-On IHAS12414

$16.99
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Lite-On IHAS12414

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Lite-On IHAS12414
48x
CD-R WRITE
48x
CD READ SPEED

The Lite-On IHAS12414 has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $16.99 this optical disc drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Lite-On IHAS12414.

Features We Love:
Fast read speed (CD) (48x)
Fast CD-R write speed (48x)
Session-at-once (SAO)
Disc-at-once (DAO)
Track-at-once (TAO)

A classic and fully featured tray loading internal dvd (re)writer, with a low price. It has a track-at-once (TAO), a disc-at-once (DAO) and a session-at-once (SAO) and is Plug & Play. Our review analysis indicates that this dvd (re)writer supportsDVDs, it's brilliant for CDs but noisy.

94
Reviews
71 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Lite-On IHAS12414 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 84%, based on 71 reviews.

19 Reasons For for Choosing the Lite-On IHAS12414

34% Faster CD-R Write Speed

The Lite-On IHAS12414 is a 48 CD-R write speed optical disc drive, and so does the LG GH24NSC0R. That's 24x faster than the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108 (24x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD-R discs.

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

16x Faster DVD-R Write Speed

The Lite-On IHAS12414 has a DVD-R write speed of 24 (as does the LG GH24NSC0R), whereas the LG GTC0N, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 are all only 8x DVD-R write speed optical disc drives (16x slower). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R discs.

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

Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)

Lite-On IHAS12414 is 24 DVD+R write speed, and so does the LG GH24NSC0R. That's 16x faster than the LG GTC0N, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 (8x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD+R discs.

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

Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

Lite-On IHAS12414 is 8 DVD-R Double Layer write speed, and so does the LG GH24NSC0R. That's 2x faster than the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108 (6x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R Double Layer discs.

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

20% Faster CD Rewrite Speed

The Lite-On IHAS12414 has a CD rewrite speed of 32, however the LG GH24NSC0R, the LG GTC0N, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 are all only 24x CD rewrite speed optical disc drives (8x slower). More ...

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.

24x Faster CD Write Speed

The Lite-On IHAS12414 has a CD write speed of 48 (as does the LG GH24NSC0R), whereas the LG GTC0N, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 are all only 24x CD write speed optical disc drives (24x slower). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD discs.

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

A Lot Faster DVD-R Read Speed

The Lite-On IHAS12414 has a DVD-R read speed of 16 (as does the LG GH24NSC0R), whereas the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108 are both only 8x DVD-R read speed optical disc drives (8x slower). More ...

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

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.

34% Faster DVD-ROM Read Speed

The Lite-On IHAS12414 is a 16 DVD-ROM read speed optical disc drive, and so does the LG GH24NSC0R. That's 8x faster than the LG GTC0N, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 (8x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-ROM.

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.

34% Faster DVD+R Read Speed

The Lite-On IHAS12414 is a 16 DVD+R read speed optical disc drive, and so does the LG GH24NSC0R. That's 8x faster than the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108 (8x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD+R.

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.

24x Faster Read Speed (CD)

The Lite-On IHAS12414 has a read speed (CD) of 48, however the LG GTC0N, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 are all only 24x CD read speed optical disc drives (24x slower). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a CD.

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.

Track-At-Once (TAO)

The Lite-On IHAS12414 has a track-at-once (TAO), and so does the LG GTC0N, but the LG GH24NSC0R, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 do not. More ...

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.

Disc-At-Once (DAO)

The Lite-On IHAS12414 has a disc-at-once (DAO) (as does the LG GTC0N), however the LG GH24NSC0R, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 do not have this feature. More ...

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.

Session-At-Once (SAO)

The Lite-On IHAS12414 has a session-at-once (SAO), and so does the LG GTC0N, whereas the LG GH24NSC0R, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 do not. More ...

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.

Cheaper by $5

The Lite-On IHAS12414 is $5 cheaper than the LG GTC0N and $7.96 cheaper than the Lite-On EBAU108.

Considerably Better User Reviews

Based on 122 user reviews, the Lite-On IHAS12414 has an average review score of 86%, whereas the Lite-On DS8ACSH has an average rating of 68% (based on 8 reviews).

Considerably Better Overall Reviews

Based on 122 reviews, the Lite-On IHAS12414 has an average review score of 86%, whereas the Lite-On DS8ACSH has an average rating of 68% (based on 8 reviews).

Has a Better Price

On average reviewers thought the Lite-On IHAS12414 has a better price.

More OK When it Came to Noise Level

On average reviewers thought the Lite-On IHAS12414 was more OK when it came to noise level. More than 10 people thought that it was noisy.

Better for a Wide Variety of Optical Media

The Lite-On IHAS12414 reviewers thought the Lite-On IHAS12414 was better for a wide variety of optical media. Over 10 people thought that it supported DVDs and two people thought that it was also good for CDs.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Lite-On IHAS12414

Worse Kagoo Score

The Lite-On IHAS12414 has received a Kagoo Score of 86, whereas the LG GH24NSC0R scored 87.

Fewer Sellers

The Lite-On IHAS12414 is only stocked by 4 shops, but the LG GH24NSC0R is stocked by 6 shops. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by Over Two Years

The Lite-On IHAS12414 is one year older than the LG GH24NSC0R, two years older than the LG GTC0N, 18 months older than the Lite-On DS8ACSH and three years older than the Lite-On EBAU108.

Worse Brand

Lite-On optical disc drives have an average rating of only 81.6%, but LG has an average rating of 95%.

Has a Slower Read/write Speeds

On average reviewers thought the Lite-On IHAS12414 has a slower read/write speeds.

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LG GTC0N

$21.99
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LG GTC0N

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LG GTC0N
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED

The LG GTC0N has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $21.99 this optical disc drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LG GTC0N or read our article on whether you should buy a LG optical disc drive.

Features We Love:
Session-at-once (SAO)
Track-at-once (TAO)
Disc-at-once (DAO)
Layer Jump Recording function

A fully featured and good value for money tray loading internal dvd (re)writer.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

4 Reasons For for Choosing the LG GTC0N

Track-At-Once (TAO)

The LG GTC0N has a track-at-once (TAO) (as does the Lite-On IHAS12414), whereas the LG GH24NSC0R, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 do not have this feature. More ...

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.

Disc-At-Once (DAO)

The LG GTC0N has a disc-at-once (DAO), and so does the Lite-On IHAS12414, but the LG GH24NSC0R, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 do not. More ...

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.

Session-At-Once (SAO)

The LG GTC0N has a session-at-once (SAO) (as does the Lite-On IHAS12414), however the LG GH24NSC0R, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108 do not have this feature. More ...

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.

Better Brand

LG optical disc drives have an average rating of 95%, whereas Lite-On only has an average rating of 81.6%.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG GTC0N

A Lot Slower CD-R Write Speed

The LG GTC0N has a CD-R write speed of 24 (as does the Lite-On EBAU108), however the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 are both 48x CD-R write speed optical disc drives (24x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD-R discs.

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

67% Slower DVD-R Write Speed

The LG GTC0N is an 8 DVD-R write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108. That's 16x slower than the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 (24x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R discs.

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

16x Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)

The LG GTC0N is an 8 DVD+R write speed optical disc drive (as do the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108), whereas the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 are both 24x DVD+R write speed optical disc drives (16x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD+R discs.

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

2x Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

The LG GTC0N is a 6 DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (as does the Lite-On EBAU108), whereas the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 are both 8x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drives (2x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R Double Layer discs.

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

Slower CD Rewrite Speed

The LG GTC0N is a 24 CD rewrite speed optical disc drive, and so do the LG GH24NSC0R, the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108. That's 8x slower than the Lite-On IHAS12414 (32x). More ...

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.

50% Slower CD Write Speed

The LG GTC0N is a 24 CD write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108. That's 24x slower than the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 (48x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD discs.

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

Slower DVD-R Read Speed

The LG GTC0N is an 8 DVD-R read speed optical disc drive, and so does the Lite-On EBAU108. That's 8x slower than the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 (16x). More ...

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

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.

A Lot Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed

The LG GTC0N has a DVD-ROM read speed of 8 (as do the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108), however the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 are both 16x DVD-ROM read speed optical disc drives (8x faster). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-ROM.

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.

A Lot Slower DVD+R Read Speed

The LG GTC0N has a DVD+R read speed of 8 (as does the Lite-On EBAU108), however the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 are both 16x DVD+R read speed optical disc drives (8x faster). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD+R.

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.

50% Slower Read Speed (CD)

LG GTC0N is only 24 CD read speed, and so do the Lite-On DS8ACSH and the Lite-On EBAU108. That's 24x slower than the Lite-On IHAS12414 (48x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a CD.

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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LG GTC0N has received a Kagoo Score of 84, however the LG GH24NSC0R scored 87 and the Lite-On IHAS12414 scored 86.

$5 More Expensive

The LG GTC0N is more expensive than the LG GH24NSC0R by $5, more expensive than the Lite-On DS8ACSH by $4 and more expensive than the Lite-On IHAS12414 by $5.

Less Retailers

Only 2 sellers sells the LG GTC0N, whereas 6 shops sell the LG GH24NSC0R and 4 sellers sell the Lite-On IHAS12414. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this optical disc drive and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Seven Months Older

The LG GTC0N is older than the Lite-On EBAU108 by seven months.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GTC0N in the US is $21.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Lite-On DS8ACSH

$18.49
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Lite-On DS8ACSH

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CD READ SPEED

The Lite-On DS8ACSH has a Kagoo Score of 78. With a price tag of $18.49 this optical disc drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Lite-On DS8ACSH.

A fully featured and classic tray loading internal dvd (re)writer, with a low price. Purchasers report that it has fast read/write speeds but supported DVDs.

87
Reviews
8 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Lite-On DS8ACSH has ok user reviews with an average user rating of 68%.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Lite-On DS8ACSH

67% Slower DVD-R Write Speed

The Lite-On DS8ACSH is an 8 DVD-R write speed optical disc drive, and so do the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108. That's 16x slower than the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 (24x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R discs.

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

16x Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)

Lite-On DS8ACSH is only 8 DVD+R write speed (as do the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108), but the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 are both 24x DVD+R write speed optical disc drives (16x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD+R discs.

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

25% Slower CD Rewrite Speed

The Lite-On DS8ACSH is a 24 CD rewrite speed optical disc drive, and so do the LG GH24NSC0R, the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108. That's 8x slower than the Lite-On IHAS12414 (32x). More ...

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.

50% Slower CD Write Speed

The Lite-On DS8ACSH is a 24 CD write speed optical disc drive, and so do the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108. That's 24x slower than the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 (48x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD discs.

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

A Lot Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed

The Lite-On DS8ACSH has a DVD-ROM read speed of 8 (as do the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108), whereas the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 are both 16x DVD-ROM read speed optical disc drives (8x faster). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-ROM.

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.

50% Slower Read Speed (CD)

The Lite-On DS8ACSH has a read speed (CD) of 24, and so do the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On EBAU108. That's 24x slower than the Lite-On IHAS12414 (48x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a CD.

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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Lite-On DS8ACSH has received a Kagoo Score of 78, whereas the LG GH24NSC0R scored 87, the LG GTC0N scored 84 and the Lite-On IHAS12414 scored 86.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 retailer sell the Lite-On DS8ACSH, but 6 stores sell the LG GH24NSC0R, 2 retailers sell the LG GTC0N and 4 retailers sell the Lite-On IHAS12414. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this optical disc drive, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over One Year Older

The Lite-On DS8ACSH is older than the LG GTC0N by nine months and older than the Lite-On EBAU108 by 16 months.

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Lite-On DS8ACSH is only 68%, whereas the average user rating of the LG GH24NSC0R is 86% (based on 142 reviews) and the Lite-On IHAS12414 is 86% (based on 122 reviews).

Worse Brand

Lite-On optical disc drives have an average rating of only 81.6%, but LG has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DS8ACSH in the US is $18.49 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Lite-On EBAU108

$24.95
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Lite-On EBAU108

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Lite-On EBAU108
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED

The Lite-On EBAU108 has a Kagoo Score of 76. However with a price tag of $24.95 this optical disc drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Lite-On EBAU108.

A bargain price and fully featured tray loading external optical disc drive, with average reviews.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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1 Reason For for Choosing the Lite-On EBAU108

Seven Months Newer

The Lite-On EBAU108 is 22 months newer than the LG GH24NSC0R, seven months newer than the LG GTC0N, 16 months newer than the Lite-On DS8ACSH and three years newer than the Lite-On IHAS12414

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the Lite-On EBAU108

24x Slower CD-R Write Speed

The Lite-On EBAU108 has a CD-R write speed of 24 (as does the LG GTC0N), whereas the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 are both 48x CD-R write speed optical disc drives (24x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD-R discs.

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

Slower DVD-R Write Speed

The Lite-On EBAU108 is an 8 DVD-R write speed optical disc drive, and so do the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On DS8ACSH. That's 16x slower than the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 (24x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R discs.

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

Hugely Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)

Lite-On EBAU108 is only 8 DVD+R write speed (as do the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On DS8ACSH), but the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 are both 24x DVD+R write speed optical disc drives (16x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD+R discs.

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

Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

Lite-On EBAU108 is only 6 DVD-R Double Layer write speed (as does the LG GTC0N), but the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 are both 8x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drives (2x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R Double Layer discs.

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

25% Slower CD Rewrite Speed

The Lite-On EBAU108 is a 24 CD rewrite speed optical disc drive, and so do the LG GH24NSC0R, the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On DS8ACSH. That's 8x slower than the Lite-On IHAS12414 (32x). More ...

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.

Slower CD Write Speed

The Lite-On EBAU108 is a 24 CD write speed optical disc drive, and so do the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On DS8ACSH. That's 24x slower than the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 (48x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD discs.

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

50% Slower DVD-R Read Speed

The Lite-On EBAU108 is an 8 DVD-R read speed optical disc drive, and so does the LG GTC0N. That's 8x slower than the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 (16x). More ...

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

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.

8x Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed

The Lite-On EBAU108 has a DVD-ROM read speed of 8 (as do the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On DS8ACSH), whereas the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 are both 16x DVD-ROM read speed optical disc drives (8x faster). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-ROM.

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.

8x Slower DVD+R Read Speed

The Lite-On EBAU108 has a DVD+R read speed of 8 (as does the LG GTC0N), whereas the LG GH24NSC0R and the Lite-On IHAS12414 are both 16x DVD+R read speed optical disc drives (8x faster). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD+R.

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.

6x Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

Lite-On EBAU108 is only 6 DVD-R Double Layer read speed, but the LG GH24NSC0R is a 12x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive (6x faster). More ...

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.

Slower Read Speed (CD)

The Lite-On EBAU108 has a read speed (CD) of 24, and so do the LG GTC0N and the Lite-On DS8ACSH. That's 24x slower than the Lite-On IHAS12414 (48x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a CD.

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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Lite-On EBAU108 has only received a Kagoo Score of 76, whereas the LG GH24NSC0R scored 87, the LG GTC0N scored 84, the Lite-On DS8ACSH scored 78 and the Lite-On IHAS12414 scored 86.

$8 More Expensive

The Lite-On EBAU108 is more expensive than the LG GH24NSC0R by $7, more expensive than the Lite-On DS8ACSH by $6 and more expensive than the Lite-On IHAS12414 by $8.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 retailer sell the Lite-On EBAU108, but 6 sellers sell the LG GH24NSC0R, 2 sellers sell the LG GTC0N and 4 shops sell the Lite-On IHAS12414. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this optical disc drive, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Worse Brand

Lite-On optical disc drives have an average rating of only 81.6%, but LG has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the EBAU108 in the US is $24.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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