Does anyone in here have a Lite-On LTR-16101B 16/10/40 CD-RW?? I have 2 friends that want (IDE) CD-RWs, mainly for making music mix CDs. There's a review of it here http://www.cdrlabs.com/review.php3?reviewid=53&page=Per...
and what worries me are the mediocre CD DAE scores. Neither is going to use CR-RWs that much if at all, so I'm not concerned about the slow CD-RW performance. I'm concerned about the drive making crappy sounding recordings and then having to hear about it later.
Keep in mind my friends are on the thrifty side (AKA cheap). While Plextors are good, I have their 12/10/32A CDRW, the 16/10/40 is about $60 more than the Lite-On, about $30 more than the Teac 16/10/40 CDRW. I doubt they are worth the extra money. While a 20x or 24x CDRW would be great, they are still a bit too pricey.
I've never heard much about Lite-On so that's why I am asking about their drive. Thanks.