After seeing the wonderful scans and the fact that LG works great on the kind of media I generally buy, I am thinking about buying the LG 5163D external drive. The cheapest I am getting it is at Sams club for $99 (+ taxes). The encousre is a USB/Firewire combo.
This will be in addition to the BenQ 1640 which I ‘virtually’ have (I just RMAd it).
I was considering the LiteOn 1693 + Prolific chipset as well, but somehow the LG seems better to me. Any opinions?