From my trials of finding a controller card to work with optical drives, what I found was:
1) Silicon Image 0680A NON-RAID works with LiteOn and LG brands in UDMA-4 and UDMA-2 modes, respectively. AOpen, BenQ, and NEC work only in Multimode DMA mode 2 only.
2) ITE 8212F RAID & NON-RAID don't work period, since WXP Pro can't even initialize/install them correctly.
3) Promise Ultra100TX2 doesn't work with BenQ and NEC, didn't try it with LiteOn or LG, probably wouldn't try it either.
Check this post.