It looks like new internal IDE replacement DVD-RW/CD-RW drives have been completely removed from the marketplace. Now, the only internal DVD-RW/CD-RW drives that OWC sells, that have IDE compatibility, is the Internal Blu-ray/DVD/CD Writer and it will cost me $87 instead of $25.
Refurbished Blu-ray Players, for home theater, are now as affordable as cheap DVD players and an internal optical drive replacement on my 2007 Mac Pro will force me to get a DVD/CD/Writer that also reads and writes with Blu-ray disks.
It looks like the Blu-ray transition is coming full-circle.
If you have a 2009-2010 Mac Pro, there are still plenty of new SATA DVD-RW/CD-RW drives in the $25 range.
In 1983 I graduated from the Ringling SchooI of Art, in Sarasota, Fl. I got married to Linda in 1997 and we had our first child, Aaron, in 2001. We had our second child, Jennifer, in 2003. I bike ride less since I started having kids. In 1989 I was run over by a teenage driver while bike riding. I was thrown 12 feet and received a compressed third thoracic vertebra and recovered. I don't boldly claim my right of way around cars like I used to. I bike ride defensively now. Rails-to-trials bike paths go real well with me also. When I worked at an ad agency in the mid to late 1990's, I worked on a lot of brochures for Thompson Publishing. I loved some of the book cover designs they used and I knew I would love to design book covers some day. In recent years, self-published authors have been coming to me to design their book covers for print and ePub. So the book cover design part of my business has been growing. I work at home. The parlor by the front entrance of my house is my design studio. I enjoy solving design problems for my customers.