well i read where SD2.9 is "targeting LiteON drives
Not to worry.
The MSI and ASUS are lower quality for burning, and not very media tolerant. It's useless to buy a drive based on copy protections, cause there's a new one every week, and they always get beat. The new LiteOn 52327S has a new chipset and will likely do very well in the copying area. You can read rewiews on all these drives here, and at CDRLabs.