I was just at Best Buy today and was looking at the Verbatim 52/24/52 burner. I looked at the side of the box and saw the different serial numbers.
There are the following:
8 digit alphanumeric number = Asus
22 digit alphanumeric number = AOpen
I may have these backwards but the bottom line is there are NO Lite-On drives there.
If you want to be sure what drive you are getting OPEN the box and look very carefully at the label on the drive.
It will say in very very small print Asus ot AOpen.
What happen to the Lite-On's??