Lite-On eNAU608 External Slim USB DVD/CD Writer Review

External DVD/CD drives are nothing new, but over the past year they have been becoming a little more popular.  This is probably because of the increased sales in netbooks and slim laptops.  I do prefer a small, slim notebook to a larger one and honestly I rarely use an optical drive.  But there are some things you just need an optical drive for, like OS installs and making audio CD’s.  Lite-On has sent us a very slim 8x USB DVD/CD writer to check out, the eNAU608.  Let’s take a look and see if it is the perfect drive for your netbook or slim laptop.

Special thanks to Lite-On for providing us with the eNAU608 External Slim USB DVD/CD Writer to review.

– Ultra lightweight and slim
– USB powered: no power adapter needed
– Personalized drive with preprinted interchangeable top cover inserts, or design your own
– Support LabelTag: conveniently create circular label on data side of disc without using special media
– Support LightScribe direct disc labeling technology
– SMART-BURN™(*1) avoids Buffer Under Run error, automatically adjusting writing strategy & running OPC to provide the best burning quality
– SMART-X™(*2) function adjusts CD-DA / VCD / DVD data extraction to a fastest allowable speed according to both data request rate from host and disc quality
– Plug & Play, and emergency manual eject function
– Supports DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R DL / DVD-R DL / DVD-RAM / DVD-ROM / CD-R / CD-RW / CD-ROM format
– Support both 8cm and 12cm discs of CD and DVD family
– Support Fixed packet, Variable packet, Disc-at-once, Session-at-once and Track-at-once
– DVD read compliant: DVD single/dual layer (PTP/OTP), DVD-R (3.9GB/4.7GB), DVD-R multi-borders, DVD-RAM, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW
– CD read compliant: 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


Speed DVD family DVD+/-R 8X maximum
DVD+R DL   6X maximum
DVD-RAM 5X maximum
CD family 24X
PC Required Pentium-4 1.3 GHz or higher CPU and 256MB or higher RAM are required
HDD must have up to 1GB free space for software installation, and for creating a CD image file,
up to 10GB free space for creating a DVD image file (10GB for double layer; 5GB for single layer)
USB2.0 Port required (a second USB2.0 port maybe need for additional power)
Buffer Size 2MB(Max)
Compatibility MS-Windows® 7, Vista or XP or later versions
MTBF (Life) 60,000 POH
General Dimension 5.5 (W) x 5.2 (D) x 0.7 (H) inch
Weight < 0.7 lb

The eNAU608 comes in Lite-On’s retail packaging with a picture of the drive on the front.  On the back you have some more information about the drive itself.

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Getting everything out of the packaging you have the eNAU608 drive, USB cable, Nero 9 Essentials CD, installation guide, and 3 double sided covers for the top of the drive.

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