I'm sure the drive is not inferior in anyway, but i just personally don't like to know i have a re-labeled drive. Plus, it has two serial #'s on the drive too, one covered up. That tells me it's a RMA'd drive, and i supposedly bought a new drive. Funny thing is i bought this from my own work(where that is i'll keep to myself for now). I don't think it's something funny that my own work is trying to pull, but it is definately a possibility. Either way, i've already exchanged the drive for a new good(by my standards) drive. Sorry, no pics. I'd shoot a email to lite-on, but without pics to backup my claim, i'm sure they'd just deny it. I'm not mad though. The purpose of this thread is to show that I'm pretty sure lite-on doesn't speed rate their drives as cpu's are often rated. They simply disable the additional "features" in firmware; in this case, speed.