My beloved Mitsumi CR-2600TE! 2x write (TAO only) and 6x read! Manufactured Aug 1997 and purchased by my good self fairly soon thereafter.
According to Mitsumi:
The first in the world to adopt the Enhanced IDE(ATAPI) interface
Highly reliable 2x write, and the world's fastest 6x read as an E-IDE-compatible CD-R drive
Mitsumi's CD-R drive is transforming the data storage environment.
My first burner and not a piece of gear that I'm in a hurry to part with; it's provided me with sterling service over the past few years - but relegated to a backup role now. At one time, I'd tried my hardest to run it into the ground (feeble excuse for buying an upgrade!) - but it refused to die, despite doing many, many discs! Fireburner enabled me to cope with BIN/CUE images just fine, and a firmware upgrade enabled me to do 80min discs too.
I mostly use a couple of x16 burners now - the LiteOn 16102B.