I had a TDK 24x10x40 but it wasn't the Liteon one. I wanted a do it all drive that would fully work with Clone and do as much as possible. I have had a Yamaha 4260, a Cendyne 12x which was a Sanyo, a Plextor 12X4X32 after I blew up the Cendyne
, The TDK then a bunch of Buslink/Liteon drives. All of the earlier drives couldn't do things I wanted to do after I paid big money for them, except for the TDK, it was cheap.
So I did some homework here and at CDRinfo and anywhere else I could find and the Liteon brand kept popping up as the be all end all drive and they were cheap to buy too
I bought a 32X in a Buslink box becuase all the specs matched the Liteon and it indeed was one when I opened the box. I have steadily upgraded since as faster cheaper ones came out. I even finally dumped my Plex 40 wide reader because the Liteon 166s DVD drive is faster and can do pretty much anything the Plex could, plus the door on the Plex was always hanging up just before it would close.
I will always let a confusee customer know about the Liteon type reboxed drives if I'm there and see them trying to make up their mind.