[QUOTE=ozar;2459974]I have both and as far as I can tell, they are the same except that it appears the -09 might be the 2009 version of that drive, and of course the -09 comes with different firmware. They are both retail versions, though.
Maybe someone that knows more will reply with additional information[/QUOTE]
What are the firmware versions of the 08 and 09 that you have?
Noticed that Provantage has 672 of the 08’s in stock for anyone looking for the MTK drive.