wow its been a long time thread is dead. i see a MCC 003 up there those things are about extinct along with the reliable MCC004's its a shame verbs have fell so far. ok question. every optaric drive i have is now official dead. all 5 of them that i have had are toast. but the trusty lite-ons(true lite-ons) are still kicking. i havent looke at any drives in a while. is there any good ones out there that are worthy????