It doesn’t necessarily mean that Plextor will be using rebadged Lite-On drives. Lite-On may be using their facilities to manufacture drives to Plextor’s specifications. Or, it could mean that they’ll be using re-badged Lite-On drives. Personally, I don’t think Plextor’s quality is what it used to be anyway. The 760A seems flimsy to me, especially when compared to a SCSI 40/12/40S that I have in the same system. Cheaper drives seem to have a better build quality than my 760A. Plextor’s strength is in the firmware. Also, haven’t Plextor already used re-badged drives before now?