Welcome to cdrlabs borobob1.
Price wise you might want to see if the LiteOn ltr-52246s is advalible since the Sony actualy a LiteOn drive you might be able to get the LiteOn drive for less. Sony uses their own firmware instead of the LiteOn firmware.
In my opinion you could make do without the dvd-rom if you wanted to. Some people such as myself only use their cdrw-drives for burning and use a cd/dvd-rom drive for loading programs and gaming.
Last edited by David
on Wed Jun 25, 2003 1:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.