Thanks for the valuable info,
Just one more question.
I've heard the ts-h552u is better, is it?
Does the "u" give much better QS or is it just a slight improvement.
Don't really care about voiding the warranty, at $50 replacement cost it's easier to just buy a new toy.
Reason I'm asking is that my pc doesn't have a diskette drive and I'm wondering if it's worth the trouble to figure out which drive is which and to burn a bootable CD.