Sorry, I thought the link to the information would be satisfactory. Since the machine has not been ordered for me yet, this information is all that I know about the laptop.
Here is some of the pertinent information (from the link above).
GatewayÂ® M460X Part #1008353
The drive I'm curious about is only described as
Modular 24x/10x/24x CD-RW / 8x DVD combo
If I actually had my hands on the machine I could most likely figure the manufacturer out for myself. I was hoping that someone, who already has this laptop or similar Gateway laptop, could inform me of which drive manufacturer they had received.
Thanks for any assistance.