it is a NEC ND-RW 1300A. $229 at COSTCO
I have one and have not been able to play a DVD.
Problems. with this drive. IT plays a music CD just fine, but on playing DVD's the sound and video is bad. The sound is jumpy, video is like stop, go, stop, go, stop, go. Video is like the jerky sound.
AMD 2400 +
1 GB memory
2 120GB hard drives
ATI AII-in-wonder 9700 Pro card.
If I don't find a fix for these problems it is going back.