I've had an annoying problem with my Pismo. It came with a 3rd party CDRW/DVD-ROM Drive (Panasonic UJDA750), which is a tray-loading, and it is very flaky. I get more frequent errors while burning a disc, even at the lowest supported speeds. The Pismo is always on a flat surface and no outside vibration to cause read/write problems. I'm considering going to www.ifixit.com
and purchasing the slot-loaded SuperDrive they carry for $120 USD. Has anyone here bought that exact drive and had no problems what-so-ever? Please let me know, as I can't take anymore of this piece of junk drive.