[QUOTE=FLCL;2055538]I have a Samsung SH-S182M right now, and I’m running PATA, Arachne. I have heard that Lite-on is good at reading scratched media, as well as NEC. I just don’t know which model would be better, because i really don’t want to end up wishing i had bought another one instead, you know?[/QUOTE]
That drive should be great with scratched stuff…my 182D is.
The NEC drives I’ve had are very fast, but the disc has to be in good condition, so I wouldn’t recommend one for scratched discs.
My LiteOn LH-20A1H does a fairly good job, though.