I bought this today at CC for something like $85 after taxes. I got the $50 in rebates and they'll be going out tomorrow.
The drive I got was a Lite-On already and the bios recognizes it as so as well. The drive looks the same as the one in the Lite-On review on this site, except without the liteon.ct.cw(sp?) link sticker on the front.
My new burner replaced a Plextor 16/10/40, and so far I'm very pleased.
Only gripe: Included 1 (one) 48x "e-Performance" disc. 0 (zero) CD-RW discs. The crappiest manual on the planet and a 8.5x11 sheet of paper (folded in half) as the Nero manual.
Included Nero version 22.214.171.124a but I am not intalling this as I have the latest retail version installed already. The package came with 4 screws and one ribbon with no slave connector. Just one connector on each end.
It loaded up as UDMA-2 without me having to mess with any settings.
Hope it helps anyone looking for this deal. It's the best I've seen for a 52x Lite-On based burner and it's the one I've been waiting for.
Firmware came as 6S0C.
My grand net total for this drive is $32.45.