Help chosing a DVD drive!

Hi people!
I want to buy a DVD-ROM drive but I was wondering if you can give me some advices!
I’m interested in a LG DRD-8160B drive.
What do you think about this drive?
Does it read protected audio cd’s?
What about the DVD backup’s?
Where I live the stores don’t have LiteOn and Toshiba and I don’t like the Pioneer slot-in model.

I’m going to use it most of the time for DVD backup’s but also for some mp3 making.

Thanks in advance :smiley: