Thanks for the replies. Wizard, you sure didn't mince words. That's what I was looking for, could you cite a few specifics as to its faults/problems. If it's really that bad it's not worth the aggravation of even the rebates, which I almost invariably run into a snafu on. I'd just assume take a pass on it, because it's not really free. I already have about 500 unused cd-r's and to be honest with you I've never paid for the media, ever. I always manage to come across them free after rebate, and I'll grab one or two spindles. "If it's for FREE, then it's for me"
that's my motto. Hence, the media I don't need, and it's costing me $32.10. I'm gonna see if I can swap it, even if I do a buy/return at another store. I know they carry Cendyne at Staples and MicroCenter. I called OfficeMax, and the guy said Cendyne hasn't been shipping the LiteOn for a while now, and all he has is the 4816P's. He actually surprised me with how up on it he was. If anyone else has some info to contribute, I'd appreciate it. I understand bill is satisfied with his, when I do the upgrade I'd like to get the model with the best performance and the least problems. Thanks again everyone.