This Samsung drive is a newer SATA model off www.newegg.com . This is the first SATA burner I have installed and used personally, but it is the best I have EVERY used. It is fast. I can write a DVD in under a minute sometimes. This thing burns DVDs, CDs, plays DVDs, CDs, and every disc format besides Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.
The looks of this Burner are nice. It is pertty slim (slim for a 5.25" drive), short, and looks nice. The black interface looks so much better than a beige interface. The back of it is also very nice and compact.
The burner iteself is a Samsung, which right there gives you a reason to buy it. Not only is it fast, reliable, and a Samsung, but it is SATA, which gives you the fastest burning speeds available today. It is a great addition to any PC with SATA ports, and I HIGHLY recommend it over any other DVD Burner.