[EDIT]I originally stated that this writer couldn't do PSX - I was mistaken. When the drive was first connected and run, the "Don't Repair..." box was greyed out - NOT ANY MORE!!! It does do LibCrypt - tested on Die Hard PS1.[/EDIT]
I have just tested the ASUS CRW-4012A (24x Imation Neon CD-R):
SD2.51.021 (MOHAA, Renegade & Serious Sam:SE). Reads in about 2':30" and writes in under 3'. AWS is not required. Backup works everywhere...
LaserLock1 (Desperados). Reads in under 3' and writes in just over 3'.
SecuROM new (Diablo 2). Reads in under 3' and writes in under 3'
ProtectCD (Cossacks). Reads in 2':39" writes in 2':45"
LibCrypt - (Die Hard PS1) Reads in 2':06" writes in under 3' (2':57")
...but at only AUD$221 compared to over $300 for a 40125S...guess what I'd recommend! (Halve the dollars for a US equivalent). I can't test protected audio just yet.
Oz buyers can go here for a price - Patrick will ship anywhere in Australia for $10 (3Kg overnight).