Seems to be pretty good to me as well. A couple of things to consider, the plextor dvd burner is really good if you are willing to drop about $30 more for it. Several sites, I believe it was extremetech and xbitlabs, recently did some evaluations, so you might want to check them out and see if the performance is worth the xtra money. Also, I usually consider the more juice the better, so you could also consider a slightly bigger power supply.
I quick found the review I was thinking of. It was comparing the sony dru530a with the plextor px-708a. A friend of mine has the plextor and the nice thing about it is that it burns 4x dvds at almost 8x. From what I've seen of it it lives up to the review. Here's the conclusion <A HREF="http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,1408269,00.a..." target="_new">http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,1408269,00.a...;/A> That by no means means that the sony drive is bad, but if I were to buy one now (though I'm currently waiting on my cdrw drive to die before I do so, and it seems to be wanting to) I would go ahead and spend the little extra on the plextor. I suppose in the end it all comes down to money. :smile: