The last USB DVD burner from Lite-On that I checked out was the slim, light, and USB bus-powered eTAU208. It’s a good solution for someone looking for a portable disc burner for under $50. The company’s latest entry into the USB DVD burner space isn’t as light, portable, or cheap. But it’s fast.
The new Lite-On eHAU424 can burn DVDs at 24x speeds, making it one of the fastest USB DVD burners around. It also includes LightScribe technology for labeling discs. But it doesn’t run on USB bus power, which means you’ll have to lug around a power cable. And it’s a bit chunkier than the eTAU208, which means you’re less likely to shove this drive in your bag on your way out of the house.
The eHAU424 has an MSRP of $69.99, but you can pick it up now for about $55.