Hmm, this drive was $49, so that's a bit of a steep price difference. I'm not going to be ripping a lot of discs, so I don't really think the time will be an issue. At 4x, a rip of a huge disc should take 30 min or so, right?
I'm not really all that interested in a burner. I'm not very convinced the Blu-Ray format will be around for long and I have little use for 25-50G writable media. For that, I can use my DLT drive.
Thanks for the mention of AnyDVD, I was looking at that.