When I bought all the parts for my computer I bought a DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive on the cheap.
I know now that it was a mistake.
The worthless piece of junk has already died on me, giving me an excuse to do the upgrade to that drive that I've been wanting to do for about a month now so I'm not too upset :)
NOTE TO SELF: Don't buy Emprex.
(Cross-posted at Through our eyes)