I would ask what IDE burners are good to buy other than Lite-On and Optiarc.
[/QUOTE]There is not much left.
LG GH22NP/LP series: A mixed bag. Mine is a very good CD writer, DVD is average. Additionally, there are some interface compatibility issues for whatever reason.
TSST (Samsung): The reputation of their 22x drives isn’t the best.
Pioneer: Perhaps you can get your hands on a 116 series drive (these are very rare).
But that seems to be all.