I am reading it here: http://www.cdrlabs.com/news
Mitsumi is selling 40x/54x CD-ROM drive in the US for under $25.
Now with the integrated One Button Speed Control Function, you can decide for yourself between speed and surety. The drive comes with a standard setting of up to 40x reading speed, which makes it especially quiet and ensures that it reads reliably; pressing the Open/Close button for just 3 seconds switches the disk drive to 54x speed. Ideal if things should go especially quickly. The high speed quickly becomes noticeable, especially when installing new software. The included accessories, such as an audio cable, screw, and a Quick Start Guide support you when performing the fast and easy installation of your MITSUMI CD-ROM Drive.