I've had good luck with my lite-ons and my older 16x yamaha stil performs fine the 48x lite-on is available at newegg.com for less than 60.00 USD inc shipping it is with out doubt the performance \ price leader these days
yeah. its pretty good.
I get 40x or 48x burns with my 48x24x48x using emtec 700Mb 1-16x certified media, and full 48x using TDK gold.
<b><font color=purple>[Rik_]</font color=purple> I wonder how many people have made their own phasechange system?
<font color=blue>[LHGPooBaa]</font color=blue> I get phasechange whenever i eat a hot chillie </b>
I have a LITEON 48X24X48 and one of the major features that it can do is full CAV writing (Constant Angular Velocity) the Asus 52X24X52 has this feature too. Don't get a drive that only does CLV writing (Constant Linear Velocity) such as the Asus 40X12X48.