Considering the speeds that this drive is purported to achieve, it stands to reason that there is more to it than just a pretty blue faceplate. So let's take a peek under the hood, shall we? The facts and figures shown here are straight from the TDK website.
Looking at the Performance Specifications section of the table shows some rather impressive numbers. Though there are a few other 48x burners on the market, not many are claiming a Digital Ripping speed of 48x as well. This could be interesting.