Summary: since i haven't heard of this supplier before, i wanted to see some reviews and thank everyone who posted reviews! that's why i'm doing this one. the supplier was Apex Suppliers, LLC. They were very prompt in filling the order and had it in short order. The disk drive worked very well on install, and is works fine, so i had no real need to get back to the supplier, but since the ordering process went so smooth, i would order from them again.