Well... I have a Teac CD-W540E, a Teac CD-W548E and now I am going to get a Teac CD-W552E Tomorrow! The first (40X) Unit works perfectly, but the CD-W548E thrashed a month ago (only 2 months after buying it). Anyhow, I was not sure whether I should keep buying Teac units (cos the 48/16/48 unit was baaad), but this article definately eased my decision. A such great unit is a must-have!!! Actually, I don't care very much about the drive's incapacity of reading copy-protected audio CDs, so my opinion is that it's not a flaw. Also, the existence of a 52X certified CD-R in the package is not really really necessary. Such media will appear more often in the next 2 or 3 months, I guess. And concerning the 24X CD-RWs, I already have bought 25 of them @ 1.5 USD per piece, so I'll test them as soon as I get this great unit!