I recently picked up one of these and it seems to support all the sub channel and packet writing capabilities that I wanted for to make backups of my various software.
I notice that the model number as: cdwriter ide5224 under hardware management. So far it has worked well for backing up SafeDisc protected and others. I will be moving up the line to my new software to see what it can do.
So far I am impressed as this is the quietest drive ever have I owned and has created flawless cdr's and cdrw's.
Does anyone know if this is direct from Hi-Val or could this be a Lite-On?