It is a true LiteOn drive, not a NEC rebadge. Newegg has the same at twenty-six plus shipping.
Tigerdirect has had this drive at that price for quite a while I bought one not long agoand they did have the true Liteon iHAS124-04B for $16.99 I also bought one of them at that price but I think it is back up to $18.99 now but it's still a good price IMO. :iagree:
dvd burners have been in this range for about a year now, show me a blu ray burner in this price range $15-$40 (before June, 2011) and I'll be impressed.
LOL!!!! me too and I'll not only be impressed but I'll buy 1 or 2 of them at that price. :iagree: