Well my Pioneer 115 seems like sooner or later it is going to bite the dust. Sometimes the tray opens, some times it doesnt, and beyond that I want to upgrade to a SATA burner.
Burn speeds is probably the most important thing to me. Good reading abilities would be a nice but not so much required. Ability to patch to region free is a must.
I was going to go for Samsung SH-S203 or Pioneer 215 but it seems there long gone. The Lite-ON IHAS422-08 and the PLEXTOR SATA Model PX-806SA SW seem to be very popular but are they really the best?