Well, I bought one because it was cheap, and Lite-On had, in the past, made good drives. That all stopped with this. While it could read burned CDs and had no trouble reading burned discs, the unit refused to read factory-pressed CDs. I couldn't even install the Nero that came with it! It would spin up... then spin down. Spin up... then spin down. It wasn't just the one disc, either. It'll likely be fixed via a firmware update, as this particular issue had plagued at least one other Liteon drive in the past -- but how could they let it leave the factory with this glaring problem?