Thanks for your suggestion. I did buy this drive and have found that so far it is able to read all of my media.
Another thing I have noticed is that it burns no faster than my Pioneer, although my Pioneer is I believe at least a couple of years old, but I’m sure this has to do with the media I’m using: TY 8x. My Pioneer gives me an option to burn at 12x with this media, but it actually burns no faster than 8x when I select it.
But if you could make me some media recommendations for use with this Lite-on Drive I’d appreciate it. Are there any particular brands you feel work well with it and do you recommend burning at max speed with this drive, or lower? I would like to start burning discs faster if I could, but my main concern is to get a good burn, using quality media, that will be readable by whatever brand drives I am buying in the future.