well I ordered it OEM, plugged it in etc and installed all automatic seemed to be no probs except I cant burn DVD's... I built a pc for someone else using the same drive and hes having the same issue, I used Roxio CD Creator 5 on my XP system and he used WINRCD, Nero and DVDShrink on his windows 2000 system.
I tried updating the firmware and eventually got it to 2.3 despite it now being listed as "P1" instead of "G". Despite this update I still get the same msg when attempting to burn to dvd "no supported dvd recorders were detected on your system"
If someone can help me out it would be appreciated