I've been out of the loop in terms of fast DVD-Rom drives (primarily for ripping DVDs) I have a Lite-On 166s, which was one of the fastest back when I purchased it. To date, no problems, and pretty reliable.
I now want to purchase a fast, dedicated DVD-Rom (as a ripper) for a gift, but the 166s seems to be unavailable/out of production. What do you think I should buy? Are all Lite-ons the same, or should I change brands?
PS: sustained speeds would be better.