Sigh. I remember actually getting exicted over a new drive being released; I knew I was about to be "wowed" by faster writing or some new feature. But now? Nope. All the drives are exactly the same. Teac has a new 8x burner. 8x4x12 DVD, 40x24x40 CD. Sound familar? Just about EVERY other 8x DVD burner has the exact same specs.
I don't bother with drive reviews anymore; I just grab one from whichever manufacture I happen to "like" the best (read: Plextor. And yeah, I have an Optorite-but it does have something no one else does-HD-BURN).
To all manufactures:
Come on, lets at least see 48x CD-R, 16x DVD-ROM, or SOMETHING to set your drive apart from the rest!
If I was an average, joe-blow consumer, and I walked into a store and saw
6 or 7 DVD drives that all had the same specs, I think I'd just get the cheapest drive-what ever's on sale.
What about you guys? Tried of the "cut-and-paste" product announcements, where all they change is their name and the model number?
Ok, I feel better now...
Soon to be proud user of Mandrake 10 (again!). SuSE 9 sucks!