"To cut down on noise, the computer in my little studio is
housed in a nice quiet Antec Sonata case, and it sits underneath my
desk. This is a bit inconvenient for doing a lot of CD-writing, so
the Liteon sits on top of my desk, connected via a powered
Linkworld 4-port USB hub. That little hub is the hub of my audio
recording empire because everything plugs into it: the Liteon, the
MobilePre, and friends bring their USB microphones and turntables
to use in various creative ways.
"Of course no consumer device can be considered complete without
having some kind of Windows-only junk, and for the Liteon it's two
special EZ Dub buttons. When you install the special Windows
software you can start a disk copy with the push of one button, and
backup computer files with another. Amusingly, the EZ Dub functions
will not work with copy-protected discs, and this is not disclosed
anywhere meaningful; it's in very tiny letters on the box, and
mentioned in the user manual."