LTR-32123S (Bought as Cendyne)
LTR-48125W (Bought as Lite-On)
LTR-52246S (Bought as Buslink)
They've all been great for reading, writing, ripping, whatever.
EDIT: rdgrime's post reminded me that this was not strictly about CD-RWs, so I'll add
Well, the 485S is long disconnected, but I remember that it was fast and loud. Back when I used it I didn't do CD imaging or DAE so performance in those areas is unknown to me. 165H is fast reader, in DAE too unless EAC secure mode is used (that is what my 52246S is for). 165 is pretty quiet IMO.