The software bundle is pretty comprehensive, including Veritas RecordNow DX, Veritas DLA, Simple Backup, Sonic MyDVD, ArcSoft ShowBiz, Cyberlink PowerDVD and MusicMatch Jukebox.
Very informative review. Tedious reading and loading it though...It would have been nice to see a chart or graph at the end of the article with all the drives together. This loading page after page after page sucks big time. too much other crap. Otherwise, I did find what I was looking for. Thanks Tom's Hardware!