you will never find the best
becuse most people on this forum will say either
Liteon or plex.
to my understanding plex is higher in games based protections but its not far higher than the liteon but the liteon has another + it can do a lot more audio protection`s than plex can
it just depends what your looking for use your judgement as if you ask people there going to be a lot of people say plex and a lot say liteon.
me persionaly would go for liteon as its never failed for me to do my own backups then again i dont own a plex or have had the chance to own a plex.but in my book untill plex drop the price more i will never own one.
thats just me i love to go for the best price to performance ratio.
same goes for Intel VS AMD i always go for AMD becuse to me INTEL rob people
i will lay it on the line for you
Plex = very good game protection KILLER and Good Features.
Liteon = good game protection KILLER and Very good Audio Protection KILLER Bad Features
the versions :
Plex`s latest Model CDRW Drive.
Liteon 5232527S CDRW Model
if your looking for good DVDROM Drives. you cant beat the Liteon 166-S Drive its just awsome at reading yoru games backups and also very good MDS/BWA reader.
as for DVD reading and SPeed Ripping its The Best i have seen yet.
hope this was informative and helpfull.