"..Not being a SCSI fan, I was slightly apprehensive about nabbing this combo, but after the power came on, all fears promptly left. If you've got an extra PCI slot, grab this combo. The Tekram DC-315U even shares IRQ 11 with the video card. I've just heard that the Plextor 8 writer is no longer King-Of-the-Hill, Smart And Friendly has just released a 12X unit, one of their CD Rocket series I think. Mmmmmm, I wonder when a 16X writer will be coming from Plextor, 9 minutes is starting to look like an awfully long time to burn a CD.."