Sigh.. well this sucks.. I made everything a master or slave jumper rather than the CSEL which I like so well for it's ease of use.
It did nothing. The problem is the LITEON is doing something on the channel, even though it doesn't have a disc in the drive at the moment.. I don't entirely understand.
Maybe things should be changed around so the liteon is the master on the channel and the NEC the slave.. or the liteon the master on the primary channel and the hd slave.. but that defeats the purpose of having opticals by themselves.
Too bad there is no easy way to flip the drives around without unscrewing and rescrewing.