Yes, the Liteon (LTD\XJ HD 166s) is great and superfast for audio\DVD extraction. However I have a little quirk with it, for CD reading this drive is super noisy, this is not a problem for most tasks, but if you use MP3 CDs in your PC it's a problem as it always keeps CD reading speeds very high; if you are not in front of your PC or hear very loud music it's ok, but if you're close and want to hear something like Billie Holiday, you'll go back to your older CD-ROM. One other thing, this drive tends to get very very hot with CD's, even my other drive that is below it ends up very hot. And good luck finding support from the actual company.
Lite-On is good but I don't have one. Mine is Asus DVD-E616, which is good. Though it's RCP2 protected but I don't need any region killer software but simply hold down the two buttons durng POST then I can reset the region code, both software and hardware. Still I support Lite-ON, go for it.