From post #70 in this thread, I would get the impression the DRU-880S is an NEC-chipset drive in Sony clothing - but maybe wait til an owner can confirm
Since you’re considering the Sony SATA drive, any reason why the Sammy 223x isn’t in there? Not available to you, or just haven’t read anything good about it?
(Personally, I think it’s not a bad drive - certainly does the trick for me on the discs you mention ;)).[/QUOTE]
The above list is basically what is avail in my area,
It will be a hassle to get it online and to deal with the warranty later on.