I am building my parents a mini itx system with the 300-150 isk antec case and they want a optical drive. At first I had in mind to get a slot load, but those seem hard to find now, and the prices are silly, something like 70 or 80 bucks?
I know with larger 3.5 drives, the samsungs and sony optiarcs are always looked at as being pretty good, does the same hold true for the slim drives? Looking on ebay I see these, the samsung SN-208DB/BEBE, and SN-S083C/BEBE, Sony Optiarc AD-7700S-01. I have used lite-on in the past I guess those are decent too, which of those is the best or is there another better or more up to date model number/brand I should look for? Thanks in advance.