Lite-On LTR-40125S vs ASUS CRW4012A?

I’ve settled on these two 40x burners, but they are so close to being perfect I can’t decide. The new Lite-On firmware may push it over the edge in favor of the Lite-On since it can read protected audio discs now, and it supports Mt. Rainer, but the ASUS is the better reader.

So question-- Is the ASUS just a faster reader, or does it actually read more discs than the Lite-On?

I will want a single drive for reading, writing, playing music, extracting perfect audio and everything.

Which is the better drive? (Please, no opinions on the 48x speed ones. I’ve narrowed it to these two.) Does one burn audio discs better than the other as well?



I have both…
LiteOn is a slower safedisk reader,but for audio,it’s not so picky with media as my Asus…using the same brand of media,the same program,and the same speed settings,often results that the burned audiocd is NOT readable by my 10 year old Sony hifi cdplayer(I use it as reference,if this 1 plays it,EVERY other device I try does too)
The music disks that are burned with the LiteOn ALWAYS work in it…:bow: