What would you use to read: LiteOn LTD-163D DVD-ROM or Asus 4012A CD-RW?

I own both drives. By default I have always used my CD/DVD-ROM drive as a reader, but I read that the Asus 4012A writer is also an excellent reader for backing up protected CDs. Which drive should I use?

Use the Asus, you should not have a problem.