If you've got the spare cash, get a Plextor PX-760 before everyone's out of stock. It's a great scanner, reader, and burner. If you've ever had an urge to give Plextor a shot, now's your chance, because they've stopped producing their own drives, opting to rebadge others' drives instead (re: PX-800=NEC). The PX-760 is the last opportunity to get a real Plextor. If scanning is a hobby of yours, you can scan for POE/POF and beta in addition to PI/PIF and jitter. AutoStrategy and PoweRec are valuable features as well.
edit: It comes in both SATA (PX-760SA) and E-IDE (PX-760A).