Lite-On is a Taiwanese corporation established in 1995. By 1998 they'd become the #1 CD-ROM manufacturer in Taiwan and #4 CD-ROM manufacturer worldwide. With factories in China, the United States and Europe, Lite-On continues to be a force in the optical drive market. More recent endeavors in DVD-ROM and CD-RW waters have brought increased attention to their product line.
Lite-On's latest CD-RW, a 16/10/40 unit, competes with drives like Plextor's PX-W1610TA and Teac's CD-W516EB. Lite-On does have a 24X burner in the works and we expect to take a look at it as soon as it's available. Until then, let's see what the LTR-16101B has to offer!