[QUOTE=Coconut;2563197]Yes, slow. The Sony BWU-500S has the same specs. The LiteOn 212 has some better specs: DVD + and DVD - both 16x, DVD + DL and DVD - DL both 8X, DVD RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, CD-RW 24X, so the LiteOn is not the same as the two Sony drives.[/QUOTE]
At this moment, there is one user review of this drive on NewEgg, and it says that the specs as listed by NewEgg are wrong. I went back to look at threads on this drive in the Bluray forum, and sure enough, the specs are very much like those of the LiteOn.
Write Speed BD-R: 12x
BD-R DL: 8x
DVD-R: 16x, DVD+R: 16x
DVD-R DL: 8x, DVD+R9: 8x
DVD-RW: 6x, DVD+RW: 8x
CD-R: 48x, CD-RW: 24x
So CVS is probably right, the two Sony drives are LiteOn clones. If you are concerned about the low speeds, as listed by NewEgg, they are erroneous.