IT'S PROBABLY going to be a while before DVD writers really make a dent in
the market, even among enthusiasts. Until then, CD-RW drives are pushing
recording times lower and manufacturers are busting out combo drives that
pack CD-RW and DVD technology in a single 5 1/4" inch package.
I remember being floored by recording speeds when I went from a lowly 2X
Mitsumi to my current 8X Sony CD-RW drive, but these new drives are pushing
40X recording speeds. Just think how quickly you'll be able to burn audio
CDs, VCDs, and ISO images. Don't forget all those personal backups; that's
what everyone buys burners for these days, right?