Toshiba SDM1912 DVD-ROM any good?

I need to get a new DVD-ROM as my 1712 is dieing and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Toshiba SDM1912. I know the 1812’s were not that great. One thing that concerns me about the 1912 is that it looks like a re-branded Samsung at least with the pictures on Newegg, however on the Toshiba site the drive looks like the previous Toshiba drives.


I haven’t tested the drive myself yet, and I haven’t read any (reliable) reviews either.

But if you are looking for a new DVD-ROM drive, you may want to check out this thread.