OS looks for driver for SOHW-1633SX USB DVD-RW

When I try and install the the Liteon 1633SX XP SP2 locates a DRW 3333-163 USB device and then can’t find the driver for it.
This happens on all the machines I have tried.
The strange thing is:
As I am writing this post, I wanted to check the message from XP so I connected the drive again and now it works.
The first thing I did was upgrading the firmware to BS0Y.

Does anyone have the same problem as I have (or hopefully had)?

External USB enclosures/chipset are that crappy.

Be happy if it works now.