Wow, monster thread.
I just had a bunch of trouble with a LiteOn 160P6S which came in an IOMagic box. It kept hanging my new system so I exchanged it at Staples for another IOMagic box and this one was a BenQ DQ60, which has been ok. Still, I need another one. Before the 160 problem I've had a number of LiteOn drives that were all good. I'm sure it was just a bad drive so I won't hold it against LiteOn.