I'm selling my 6-month old Sony DVD Burner. Its in mint condition and I've only burned a dozen DVDs or so. I've updated the firmware to 2.0f which is the latest. It does a good job but I really don't need an external drive like I previously anticipated. I've run it with both the Firewire and USB 2.0 connections and it works really well. Here are a few technical details: Model: DRX-500ULX * Standards: DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD- Video CD, CD-DA, CD-ROM (XA), CD Extra,VideoCD,Photo CD, CD Text, multi-session * Interface: USB 2.0/1.1 and i.Link (IEEE1394 compatible); USB 1.1 supported at significantly slower speeds * Speed: Burst transfer rate: 400 Mbps (i.Link interface), 480 Mbps (USB 2.0 interface); write speed: DVD-R: 1x, 2x, 4x maximum (high-speed discs required for 4x); DVD-RW: 1x, 2x maximum (high-speed discs required for 2x); DVD+R: 2.4x, 4x maximum (high-speed discs required for 4x); DVD+RW: 2.4x maximum; CD-R: 4x, 12x, 16x, 24x Z-CLV maximum; CD-RW: 4x, 10X maximum; read speed: DVD-ROM: 8x maximum; CD-ROM: 32x maximum; sustained data-transfer rate: 11.4 Mbps (8x DVD-ROM) * Buffer memory: 8 MB * Average access time: 210 ms (DVD 8x), 160 ms (CD 32x) * Power: AC (cord provided) * Drive mounting: Horizontal or vertical * System requirements: Windows 98SE/2000, ME, or XP Home or Professional operating systems with Pentium III 400 MHz or faster (or equivalent) CPU minimum, 64 MB of RAM (128 MB or more is recommended), 1 GB of free hard disk drive space; Pentium III 800 MHz or faster (or equivalent) CPU is recommended for real-time video authoring/editing * In the box: Disc drive, AC power cord, user's manual, warranty information, and a CD-ROM including Veritas RecordNow DX CD/DVD (mastering software), Vertias DLA drive letter recording software, Veritas Simple Backup (backup software), Sonic Solutions MyDVD (DVD-Video authoring software), ArcSoft ShowBiz (video-editing software), Cyberlink PowerDVD (DVD player software), MusicMatch Jukebox (so you can play, record, and organize your music) * Width: 6.5 inches * Height: 2.1 inches * Depth: 9.72 inches * Weight: 4.19 pounds I'm asking $180 shipped in the original box and double-boxed with all of the cables and S/W disks Please email me with any questions. Thanks for looking!