I dont think I need to rant and rave about how great the Pioneer 115D is. Sadly, it seems on the verge of a mechanical break down as it is having problems ejecting.
I really cant decide on what drive to get. The Sony Optiarc 7240S seem to have good reviews,but doesnt offer bit setting. I would imagine theres a firmware patch for this, but I could be wrong. The Pioneer 116/216 doesnt live up to the 115s, but they seem like there an alright drive.
I would prefer SATA connections, and I need bit setting support. Doesnt matter if its via firmware patches or built in to the drive stock.
The Samsung SH-S223Q seems to be insanely popular on neweeg, and I think this is my top choice at the moment. However if theres a better drive on the market I would rather go with the better drive.