[QUOTE=KTL;2497857]Actually, what I showed were the [B]bottom[/B] of the drives, since the tops look the same.[/QUOTE]
The bottom? :: smacks forehead! :: Of course. That didn’t occur to me. Silly me.
No, none of the NEC-Y series has SmartErase since the chipset doesn’t support it, and there is no SE logo on the faceplate.
That’s exactly what I thought & what others in this forum have imparted to me was the sure-fire way to tell if the drive you are looking at is an MTK or NEC -based drive.
To be honest, both the IHAS424 A & Y are fine burners. I can only imagine the same holds true for others in the IHASx24 series. I think anyone would ultimately be happy with either drive, but I wanted to try a true Lite-On drive this time around & the SmartErase feature so I actively sought out an x24 A drive.