Ian wrote:Well, I own Lite-On drives because they're affordable and perform well. KProbe is just an extra bonus.
When I bought by LTR48246S last Nov., I did so mainly because of information from this site. It was primarily "just a cheap drive" which performed well. Hadn't heard much about LiteOn prior to lurking around here.
It's been a good drive, but so are others- LG is no more expensive. What really opened my eyes, though, was the possibility to do error scans with CD Doctor and (above all) KProbe. Since them I scan every disc I burn. I won't
buy another drive without such diagnostic tools. It's not "just an extra bonus" anymore.
At present this means LiteOn (because I don't need the other gadgets that Plextor offers and the results are presented better than with PlexTools). But if other companies wake up and offer such diagnostic tools, LiteOn has lost a unique trait that makes it very/more desirable.