From: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Ok, here's my suggestion:
Go for the LiteON 48x24x48x model, and then "overclock" it to a LiteON 52x24x52x drive, this will save you about 50 pieces of your currency (sorry I don't know what currency that is...[:I]) However, make sure you get the LiteON 48x24x48x drive, and not the LiteON 48x12x48x drive, since most 48x12x48x drives cannot be overclocked to 52x24x52x. The only reason I warn about this, is that on the webpage, when you click on the LiteON 48x24x48x drive, it shows info on the LiteON 48x12x48x model instead! [:I]
if you really want to, you can spend the extra 50 and get the LiteON 52x24x52x, but it is the same physical drive as the 48x24x48x, it just uses a different firmware.
For info on the quality of the LiteON 52x24x52x I would suggest looking at this review of a Sony 52x24x52x, which is also the same hardware as the LiteON 52x24x52x. It will give you a good idea of what to expect from the drive, performance wise.
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