Well, I recently purchased LITE ON SOHC 5235K Combo Drive. It writes CDs very efficiently and fast enough. Though very bad at writing on cheap media and even doesn't recognise them well my 1 years old ASUS does.
Now my real problem is that, the drive is really really bad at reading DVD media, it gives error in almost 80% DVD (new), though it reads most of them, but while copying it gives CRC error or while installation, reading Error.
And the so cheap Samsung DVD drive even reads the all medium, Asus takes them as well.
I purchased Windows Vista recently, a week ago it performed well and installed it, but this week I again tried to install and it is giving me read error.
Can any one pls help me, the Firm is upto date, the Manufacturing month is August 2006, I purchased in January 2007.
I am disappointed with the Lite-On though its Reputation is very strong atleast compared to Samsung or LG, but the DVD reading performance of this drive is worse then those.
What should I do?