I had a hp 7200i+ for almost 2 1/2 years, but it finally died on me earlier this year. It copied everything. Hp are not total shite.
I never had a problem until the rails on the inside of the drive started to dry out and then it commited suicide on me
All cd rom drives eventually fail do to this .
Now I have a sony and 2 months I am going to have one of the new shiny 24x's.