If Sony's DVD±RW drive is out of your price range (or not in stock at a store by you), you might want to check this drive out. Outpost has it on sale for $225.99 after a $50 mail in rebate.
I can't find any info on this drive. It doesn't even show up on Ikebana's website (http://www.ikebanadrive.com
). No idea who makes it (NEC ND-1300??) Here are some of its specs:
Write (CD-R): 4x, 12x, 16x, 24x
Write (CD-RW): 2x, 4x, 10x
Write (DVD+RW/+R): 2.4x
Write DVD-RW 1x max, 2x max.
Write DVD-R 4x, 2x, 1x max.
Read (CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW): 32x Max
Read (DVD+RW, DVD-ROM): 8x Max
2MB Buffer Size
Supports all major writing formats
210 msec (32x) Ave. Access Time (CD)
160 msec (8x) Ave. Access Time (DVD)