I have always been reading these forums for a while and bought a Liteon 52327s based on the feedback about 2 months ago. <snip> I would hate to buy a new drive again.
Thanks for your help and consideration.
Well, it is possible that the drive went teats up. That does happen, as I had a 52237s crap out on me after 3 months. I contacted LiteOn via both email, and on the telephone, so I could obtain an RMA number for either warranty replacement, or repair. LiteOn never came through with an RMA #. I decided to contact the vendor (Newegg), and they immediately issued an RMA #. I received a brand new replacement drive within one week of shipping them back the defective drive. Soooooo. . . my advice to you, if you can not get the drive working, would be to get in touch with your vendor and see if they'll make good on the warranty. LiteOn doesn't seem to want to get involved in warranty issues. Good luck!