LOL Cheekymonkey... because I preordered it. If I am spending my money on the drive, I have every right to be critical of it.
Here's another reason why I'm being so critical, read John's review on the writing tests again... some media types yielded higher errors with OWSC ON rather than OFF. Who's to say that won't happen more often in the next firmware update?
That's why I want the flexibility to be able to select more than ~4 write speeds. What I find really irritating is that the missing speeds are being used when OWSC on... costs them virtually nothing to add them in.
Re: LiteOn, they have gotten better... still not great. However, I knocked LiteOn when they release the 48125W and there was no 48X certified media... now I also have to knock Yamaha since they pulled a LiteOn and released a product before a specific speed of media was on the market. Who knows how long it will be before we see 24X CDRW media... I have yet to see any official, decent 48X media and that was announced over 1 month ago. Never know how the next iteration of drives will perform though... maybe the 6 series chipset will address some of their bigger issues.
Athlon XP1800 @ 1.80, SLK-800, 768MB Crucial PC2100, KR7A133R, Maxtor ATA133 RAID 0 & Backup, Modded Radeon 8500 (310/310), Santa Cruz, Intel Pro 1000T NIC, LiteOn 16X DVD, CRW-F1, Modded LianLi PC60 USB, WinXP Pro.
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