i've an article in a computer magazine stating that the first wave of lite-on 1693s coming out of the assembly line and shipped to ASIA have a problem with the lens component.
basically the lens componet would failed after a certain period of time, rendering the drive useless, reasons are unknown, but some believe the product are not properly shipped and was damaged during shipping.
i've already asked a few friends whoo know alot about pcs, they said they also heard that rumour and that alot of ppl are getting a refund on the burner, i bought mine in asia, and i want to know if my burner is going to failed any time soon.
and about the dvd rom drive, so you're saying my dvd rom drive can be damaged by a badly burnt or coaster burnt dvd if i force the drive to read it and copy the stuff inside the disc to my hard drive?
thanks for the help.