PACIFIC DIGITAL---NOT SURE BUT WASN'T LITE ON
CENDYNE----OPTORITE AND ACER
why are they using JUNK?
Hey come on, don't be so harsh. OK, I'm not fussed on Acer either (although I've only ever owned one Acer drive, a 12x, and that's more than enough for me, even after they tinkered with it
). But Optorite's stuff is reasonable, and will be more so once the new drives come out. And as for Aopen, well in their own way they're as good as LiteOn. I've had several types of disc that burn well on the Aopen that bomb on the LiteOn (and vice-versa in fairness). Aopen not junk.
I've never been a LiteOn disciple anyway. They're well supported, and generally decent writers, but no-one can tell me they're that solid. The buffer underrun protection for a start is absolute bobbins -- all other writers wait for the buffer to fill up again before starting the burn up. LiteOn often just sits there going red-orange-red-orange. And after pulling a failed one apart and noticing all the badly-soldered components (surface-mount devices at awkward angles, capacitors with 5mm of lead dangling off them etc) I am not convinced of the build quality either!