Yep, they look identical. Mine arrived last week.
Nice review Dee - thanks, it helped me make up my mind about which burner to buy and vindicated my decision not to get the 110D.
I've been doing some test burns with mine and found that on some blanks the drive spins down and then back up again to continue the writing process. Its happened on some CMC MAG AE1s [8x rated but burns at 12x in mine] and some RITEKF1s.
According to Nero they verify OK, and the buffer on the drive doesn't empty so I guess it must be the Pioneer equivalent of SMARTBurn doing it's job.
Is this expected or am I just being paranoid? This is my first high-speed DVD burner, my first was a Sony DRU-510A [4x] and so I've never seen this before.
I don't think my paranoia is helped by the fact that the bare drive I bought wasn't packed as well as I'd have hoped and not up to what I have come to expect from my favoured supplier.