didn't know that!!
i went to the optorite and checked it out...you are right...then i read the review of the optorite 52/32/52 drive...and decided that i am all for lite-on
however, i m still concerned about the high cpu utilization of lite-on drives...the reason is i m building a system on a budget..not skimpy but not hardcore either. so i probably won't be going in for the latest 3ghz pentiums at 800fsb. then there is going to be the hdd in raid0, the dvd-rom drive, the graphics card, and those also demand from your CPU. i m gonna be using it for some gaming and image processing.
so, how much should i be concerned about the 10+% cpu utilization of the lite-on, especially considering that thee is probably gonna be a lite-on dvd in my system too.