Did some research on the Liteon 24x CD-RW and found that several companies seem to be using the LiteOn drive with their name slapped on top. I thought that it would be useful to start a list of known and suspected models that are actually a LiteOn 24x-10x-40x.
One give-away seems to be if they use the term 'Smart-Burn' on their packaging. It's a LiteOn trademark so if it's on the box, it 'should' be a Liteon.
Saw a review on the CenDyne 24x CD-RW and it showed a picture of the sticker on the top of the drive that clearly showed it to be a LiteOn 24x. They also use the term 'Smart-Burn'.
Pacific Digital 24x and Universal Buslink 24x - I found pictures of the boxes that show 'Smart-Burn' on the package. I suspect both of these are LiteOn.
Note that I've only been looking at the 24x burners as they are the ones that will do SD2 with CloneCD and work in any player. Also, other speed burners from these companies may well be from other manufacturers. AND they may even switch manufactuers in a single model! So, I recommend if you buy one of these, do it from a local shop with a good return policy!
Anybody have any knowledge to add to this?