I didn't want to start a new thread since I'm also looking for a new IDE drive. I'd like to buy from Newegg and see these choices:
LITE-ON 22X DVD Writer Black IDE Model iHAP422-98
LITE-ON 22X DVDÂ±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model iHAP122-04
Pioneer CD/DVD Writer Black IDE Model DVR-A18M
LG 22X DVDÂ±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22LP20
SAMSUNG 22X DVDÂ±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S222L
I'm leaning towards the LiteOn iHAP422...I think I've read the -98 indicates it's an Optiarc chipset and I think the Optiarcs have a good reputation right?
Any recommendations out of the choices I listed above?