Just noticed that this German retailer is offering the 5163d for sale at about $250 USD, although availability is 2-3 wks.,...
It's selling in Singapore at S$339 or 153 euro.
That's about 217,000 Won, almost as cheap as GSA-5160D in Seoul, but far more expensive than Lite-On SOHW-1653SX.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't the 5163 the external version of 4163?If yes i think it's less expensive to buy an external enclosure for a 4163
Yes, 5163D is the external version of 4163B. USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394a. Lite-On's SOHW-1653SX has only USB 2.0.
Well, the reason to get the 5163 is that you get to make sure the IEEE/USB interfaceworks with this particular drive, the GSA-4163, right?