I’m not perfectly sure about this but think it’s worth keeping an eye on.
According to various deal sites, Staples will have a “Sony 20x DVD Drive Internal” for $69.98 - $42 instant savings - $8 easy rebate = $19.98 on Black Friday.
The posted Staples SKU# is 718073. My local Staples store has this in stock, and the actual model# is DRU-190A.
According to the following threads, it’s a Lite-On 20A3P.
http://bbs.cdbest.net/thread-214708-1-1.html (in Chinese)
http://bbs.cdbest.net/thread-215498-1-1.html (in Chinese)
Here are a couple pictures of the product:
- Box: http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8718/000436819eq1.jpg (stolen from pcpop.com)
- Label: http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4011/o7k9y771445enp6.jpg (stolen from yesky.com)
(I was going to order the 20A4P from Newegg. Now this has got me thinking which one to buy. But I guess I’d still go for the 20A4P for its jitter scanning capability.)