XRey02 wrote:Since I'm now confident that both the Cendyne & Buslink are using the same Lite-On model [at least for this week] I can save $10 as Circuit City has the better sale right now.
No, you are not confident. Or at least you shouldn't be. You might get a LiteOn in your BusLink box, but you might not. Just because burningfool did doesn't mean you will also. BusLink uses more than one source for their 52x drives.
Looking for "SMART-BURN" on the box or an "LTR-..." part number will improve your chances of finding a LiteOn inside, but unfortunately even that won't guarantee it anymore. Some have reported finding drives other than LiteOn in the box despite these clues that LiteOn ought to be inside.
As an example, take burninfool's erroneous (again) advice. "BURN-Proof" is not
a technology used by LiteOn. "BURN-Proof" is a trademark of Sanyo ( http://www.burn-proof.com/
). LiteOn uses MediaTek chipsets, not Sanyo chipsets, and calls their burn quality assurance technology "SMART-BURN" and sometimes, in the past, "Just-BURN". Thus, if burninfool's box truly did say "BURN-Proof" on the outside as he states, one would have expected it to contain a drive that uses Sanyo's chipset, not a LiteOn. So you can't even trust the boxes anymore.
However, this shouldn't stop you from trying. And if you want to improve your chances, look for "SMART-BURN", not "BURN-Proof" (again, no guarantees.)