If you care: I'll have a review of this drive ready in two weeks or so.
I've not yet tested its backup capabilities so I can't comment on them.
But for now it seems to have good reading speeds and good write quality.
Strange thing is when using k-probe this drive reports less C1/C2 errors than the LTR-52246S I have. On the other side it reports way higher PI/PO errorcounts than my Lite-On DVD-ROMs.
For the CD-Speed tests: It supports everything (CD-text, subchannel and reading lead-in and lead-out).