I was browsing Tom's Hardware when I came across a banner ad promoting the upcoming Gigabyte GO-W0808A 8x +/-R burner. So I got curious and clicked on the link.
The picture looks awfully like that of a 812S, with the signature LiteOn drive door curve, LED light, & eject button. The specs matched that of the 812S. And it mentioned SMART-BURN® and VAS. Okay, SB & VAS were dead giveaways that this is most likely a rebadged LiteOn. But what is most interesting is that the specs also say that the drive supports Mt. Rainier. Previous threads have stated that the chipset for the 812S supports MRW, and that LiteOn just hasn't implemented it yet (either in the FW or supporting HW). So this announcement that this drive will support MRW makes me wonder if LiteOn will soon be adding MRW support for its DVD burners. ...or it might turn out to just be an error on Gigabyte's part, akin to what happened with Norcent...
Anyway, here's a link: