Well, I got my Lite-On 24X today, and so far (this could change) I am disappointed.
I've been running with a Plextor 12X and an Acer 8X, and have had nothing but wonderful results - but, you know me, I've got to have more speed if it is to be had.
Well, the Lite-On installed fine under Win2000 Pro. But...
First thing I tried was to make an image of Operation Flashpoint. Well, first bad thing was that the Lite-On didn't even recognize that the CD was in the drive. Put it in the Plextor and everything was fine, even the autorun. But, in the Lite-On I couldn't even view the CD directory in Explorer - it would say that I didn't have a disk in the drive.
So, I put the original in the Plextor and created an image from it then tried burning it with the Lite-On. Again, disappointment. I have 3 different variation of black CD's on hand. Some colored PNY's with no speed stated. Some other silver PNY's that say 16X, and some Kensiko 12X's.
First, I tried burning to one of the colored PNY's at 24X - well it got about half way thru and crashed. I tried another one at 16X - same general results. Then I tried another one at either 8 or 12X and still crashed half-way thru.
Then I tried on of the PNY 16X's at 16X and it did copy all the way through.
Then I put in an Audio CD in the Lite-On to see how it would create an image file (with Clone CD latest version 3.0.7) and at this moment 16 minutes have elapsed and it is 95% complete. This is SLOW!
Now, I'm about to try burning that audio image - standby....
Okay it just failed at 96% done with a colored PNY - not good.
I'm gonna try the same thing at 16X and see what happens and will end this message but continue the report later.
Anybody want to buy a slightly used Lite-On?