As a 52x writer, the AOpen is more than capable of standing on its own ground. If you're looking
for a pure 52x writer, you can't go wrong with this AOpen drive. The fact that it is media-friendly is
good news as 52x-rated CD-R is next to non-existent in this part of the world. As a 52x CD-ROM, it is
tough not liking the AOpen drive too although we would have expected better CD-RW media support.