My DVD-RW drive in my media center was giving me a lot of trouble while trying to burn DVDs, so I decided to use a different drive instead, this time with a USB-IDE adapter going to my laptop. This adapter didn't work, so I turned to my Sony CRX2100U. By default, it's only a CD-RW drive, but I hypothesized that it was actually a USB-IDE external enclosure plugged into an IDE CD-RW drive. It turns out that I was correct. I was able to slip in an IDE DVD-RW drive.
Also, this is a really good external drive in general so it gets the: