I purchased the Buslink external yesterday from Best Buy yesterday for 79.99 after 50.00 of rebates and found that it contained Aopen's 48X12X50 internal drive in the Buslink external case. I'm thinking of returning it as I have read some negative comments about this drive.
My issue is that I don't want to deal with opening my tower to put in a new internal drive as its not very user friendly and I have many available USB 2.0 ports. I guess I'm down to choosing between TDK's 48X16X48 external (presumably an ASUS based on Ian's comments) or a Plexwriter 48X24X48 external. I'm primarily concerned with audio writing quality as opposed to speed and shouldn't have any problems with Plextor's recommended media as I took advantage of Best Buy's special on Fuji (TY) 100 pack cd-r's yesterday.
I guess my best bet is to go with the Plextor, but any other comments privately or to the list would be appreciated as I am a newbie.