One of the best brands in optical storage drives, Lite-On will soon be exiting the consumer retail market. Lite-On will however still continue to produce its optical storage drives for the OEM and ODM market.
Personally, I had used a couple of Lite-On drives over the years, from the days of CD-ROM drives to DVD-Writer drives. Lite-On has made a name for itself to be one of the most reliable optical storage drives that I’ve ever had. It would continue spinning and reading all my disc for over 2 years without fail or until a newer technology (CD to DVD) replaces it. Compare to other brands that I’ve had, they would mostly fail me after about 1 year plus.