The version that you can buy in Germany is look like a Toshiba, totally different from the drive you reviewed.
But I don´t understand the 9/10 in the performance-test. It is too slow at DVD+/-R/RW, CD-RW (my old 1712 reads at full speed), Audio. I said a max. 7/10, mabe only 6/10.
Maybe you can make some short reviews of other DVD-Rom-drives like Asus 616P, Plextor PX 116, Aopen 1648 AAP, Teac DV 516 to compare this drive with.
Benq DW 1640, LG GH-20N, Pioneer BDR-208
Crucial M4, Sandisk SSD, Plextor M5S, Sandisk Ultra Plus, OCZ Petrol 256GB