I want to buy a sata burner to be used with my laptop (PCMCIA->SATA).
I would really like to buy a LIteON for their scanning capabilities, but i also want Lightscribe. However, the latest LiteON LiteOn LH-20A1S SATA does not support Lightscribe. LiteOn will very likely bring out the same model with lightscribe later, but was there an announcement yet?
The only other option would be the Asus DRW-1814BLT (black, Lightscribe) Retail 18 / 8 / 8 fach 18 / 6 / 8 fach 16 / 48 fach Serial ATA/150.
As Asus does not produce drives, my question is: What make is this drive originally? Is it a rebadged Pioneer? But does Pioneer not support Labelflash instead of Lightscribe?
Another point is the scanning: The older 1612 supports scanning, but will the new 1814 do it as well and is as good as the scanning abilities of genuine LiteOn drives or is the drive just a waste of time as PIO/PIF scanner?
Any help or comments are highly welcome!