Optiarcs are also good drives. I use one right now w/ xp. Optical drives are pretty much all the same, they either work or don't.
I have one as well. I bought it recently so I could use it on a SATA-only motherboard and to flash with Liggy&Dee firmware
. It's one hell of a drive for what they cost now compared to last year.
Picked it up locally for only =$28.6.