[quote=StardogChampion;21874710]I am not 100% sure about this myself -- to faceplate or not to faceplate.
I did notice for some of those drives separate faceplates for sale for under $10. I would buy the ODD you want, faceplate or not, try it and if you need it then get a faceplate. My guess is that you won't need it since it's internal behind the "face" of the case.
Maybe someone with an Origenae or Wesena case with the same kind of ODD slot would know better?
I use the Wesena e5 case with a Silverstone slot load DVD. The faceplate is important because of the slit foam insert in the faceplate slot. It aligns and protects the disk when it's inserted.