Well, my Lite-On 52327s has started playing (tray doesn't always open etc..), so I guess it is on it's way out.
What I am wondering is whether I should bother getting another CDRW drive, and if I do, which one.
First of all, I hardly care about CDRW burning nowadays. I don't have any 52x media, so I usually pick 32-40x option when I burn (I think my media might be 48x). As long as the burn is not atrocious (i.e. hard to read), then I am fine with it.
However, I -do- care about CD-reading. Being able to cope with hard to read media is a plus (even though my media tend to be in good condition).
What I care the most, is DAE quality. I am still not sure whether all CDRW/DVDRW rip CDs with the same quality (and the only thing that differs is the reading speed). If speed is the only thing that differentiate the various drive, then I think I'll just get a second DVDRW. The price between a CDRW and DVDRW is not exactly big nowadays.
Anyone care to enlighten me?