Ricoh MP5308D, NEC ND-5500A, and a few other

Japanese Impress reports several newly arrived optical drives here.

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/hotline/20040320/ni_i_dd.html

  1. Ricoh MP5308D

15,800 Yen

  1. Panasonic UJ-820

http://panasonic.jp/index.html

26,800 Yen

  1. NEC ND-5500A

22,680 Yen

  1. Panasonic LF-P667C

http://panasonic.jp/p3/multi/p667/index.html

29,800 Yen

Three of the four above are for notebooks.

The ND-5500A looks especially good.

Made in March 2004.