One of my DVD readers has started acting the goat, so I want to replace it. And in doing so, I've discovered that IDE interfaced DVD readers are obsolete!
I need one for loading Linux onto computers; all the versions of Linux I have, are on DVD, and I don't want the hassle of having to switch to some alternative, if I can help it
My usual supplier Bluepoint don't seem to sell them at any sensible price, and my other supplier Aria seem to be selling mostly SATA DVD readers.
So I went to Ebay (where most of the offering is USB-connected DVD readers), and got one for £5.
It's scary. I remember when CD Rom's were considered to be the latest thing.