I would say that the TEAC is better than all of the others. Plextor costs too much and is overated. The LiteOn is very good and cheap, but it isn’t as fast as the TEAC. The ASUS is average at best, stay away from it if possible.
The TEAC is the slowest 40x at doing DAE,it may have fast seek times but isn’t the faster burner on the market.TEAC is also more expensive than the others expect Plextor and tho it does support Mount Rainier it falls short on other things like Overburn etc.
And as for ASUS being average,lol,ASUS is no where near average.It may not be the fasts 40x burner but makes up for it in it’s abillity to fly though protected games.
Also,unless you are mass producing cd’s in which most off people on this forum are not,the speed differences between all the major brands of burners(40x)is a few seconds.
Just coz it the fastest doesn’t mean it’s the best.