I had to go out this week and upgrade my computer after my old one died a death. Up until now I have been using a Liteon LDW-451S @ 851 with no real problems.
No my new HP comes with the HP DVD writer 300c in it. The fact it only burns + format is not a problem as all the Liteon will burn successfully is +'s.
Just wondering if anyone knows much about the HP drive (who makes it etc) or should I just drop it out and put the Liteon in.