[QUOTE=Lithium466;2495013]Never seen “Y” 524 too, but some Asus are rebadged 524, and sold in Europe (easier to find than Lite-on branded drives). To recognise them, check for smart erase or “e-hammer” function, as usual :)[/QUOTE]
Thanks . Sounds like the 524 would be a good choice for you, xaudiox. I have cross-flashed my 324 to a 524 to test the firmware, and the burns have been at least as nice as those I was getting as a 324. I’d say grab that bad boy while you still can :D. Incidentally, the “Y” chipset is just another way of saying re-badged Optiarc . If you get a Y model of the 124/224/324/424, you have an Optiarc drive with the name Lite-on painted on the bezel and none of the Lite-on features like smart-erase or smart-burn or jitter scanning :(.
Have fun with the 524 and let us know how it treats you if you pick one up :).