Can't confirm that.
From my favourite vendor:
LG GH22NS (exact model not specified :eek: ): 18,80â‚¬
AD-7240S : 22,95
LG GH22LS (exact model not specified :eek: ): 25,95â‚¬
AD-7241S : 23,95
All are bare bulk drives.
The LG drives are also available as Retail package with additional face plates, software, screws and (sometimes) cables.