I was going for a NEC 2500 or 2510 drive, but i saw an HP 420i for about the same price.
I would like to have :
rip lock remove if possible (i have pioneer drive for rip anyway).
I normally use Verbatim and TDK, Maxell if i have too, and Memorex for cheap stuff.
So im going for a NEC 2510 unless the HP420i is a better reader, or if the NEC is oem, as HP is retail. (5$ more for the NEC one).