I picked one up at a local store in WNY and it was a MagicSpin Model R-DVDRW8D which I was hopeing would be the Optorite model. Upon inspection I quickly realized it wasn't the Optorite model but the label on the top of the drive listed TOP-G as the manufacturer. Doing a little research, I've determined that it appears to be the BTC1008M. The layout and logo arrangement is identical to the BTC drive and the new Creative 8X drive. The software included was Roxio 6 and Roxio Photosuite and PowerDVD XP4.
I'm debating if I'll keep it or not as the opinions on the BTC drive seam mixed. Does anyone know if I could use firmware from BTC on this drive? A plus was the manager of the store wasn't sure about which drive he was supposed to sell me (the MagicSpin was the only 8X he had) so he rang it up at $79.99 so I wouldn't have to worry about the rebate.
Last of all, if the fellow computer hobiest that I helped "talkout" of purchasing this drive (on a return visit to see if they had any other boxes) based on my disappoinment on it not being the Optorite reads this post he might reconsider it as the BTC doesn't seam to be a bad choice.