This is my first post......hello everybody.
I've got the SM-352B and I've burned about 100+ discs with it - no coasters yet. It works against SafeDisc on Max Payne but I only have one CD-ROM in the house to test it with - everything else is CD-RW and DVD-RW (I was too lazy to do the Hide CDR Media thing from CloneCD)
My problem with the drive is that it doesn't seem to like Taiyo Yuden discs (FujiFilm 48X) - the average write speed is only 26X.
I tested a Memorex 48X disc made by CMC (i think) and the average write speed was 36X. The drive is a bit picky about CD-R media I think.
EDIT: I hope this helps you in your decision between the 2 drives and also please dont treat this post as me asking for tech help-I'm just trying to give out info on this drive.