Agree with De Marcus , but am still very pleased with the LG GSA-4163B ( top recomeneded by PCA) I bought it early when it cost over ?50, and thought it worth every Penny, Now costs just over ?30 , a bargin.
Hi there, If it's not too late, My lite-on optical drives have allways been sound. Like you one of mine went belly up, but after 9 months. Sony's attitude ---- off. Have a butchers at this group test, click here
I have the same Sony drive installed by Mesh in one of their PCs. I am having a problem with writing DVDs where, if I write anywhere near the rated speed of the discs (-DVD), none of my three DVD players will play all of the disc. Usually they start to have difficulty from about three quarters of the way through. Is this a further example of a crappy Sony drive?