Like IpseDixit, I have been experiencing this oddity with subchannel reading with my Lite-On drive.
Aside from this, my LTR-52327S has been pretty much perfect... Is this a problem inherent to the CD format?
I will post my comparison of two identical reads of the same CD soon, as IpseDixit did. Every time I compare these so-called "identical" reads, there seems to be different bytes at certain places in the subchannel data, even if the main image file is exactly the same.
I would appreciate any technical information, help or even just suggestions on this topic. I have asked already, but that topic seems to have disappeared below the rest..!