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At what price point would you buy a nex-gen PC drive?

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At what price point would you buy a nex-gen PC drive?

Poll ended at Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:12 pm

< $75
$75 - $125
$125 - $200
$200 - $300
> $300
Depends more on cost/availibilty of blank media
Total votes : 13

At what price point would you buy a nex-gen PC drive?

Postby Phoenix '97 on Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:12 pm

Assuming you were to buy an HD-DVD or Blu-Ray drive for a PC, looking mainly from the data storage persepective, at what price point would you be willing to buy one?
I remember buying my first DVD burner (2x, -R/-RW only) for $420 Cdn. back in Dec. 2002. I burned maybe 30-40 DVDs in all of 2003, looking back at it now I don't think it was worth it. :P

I'd wait for one to get down to about $200 Cdn. before toying around with it now and using it to store data. I'm not much of a movie person. :P
Prices in the poll are in $US.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:10 am

I'll be looking for about $400-$500 CAD for my first drive. BluRay, not HDDVD :wink:

I missed out early adopting CDR and DVD technology, but I'm not going to miss out on BluRay :D
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Postby The Belgain on Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:37 pm

I'm more concerned about the price of the media than the price of the drive tbh... the media would have to drop down under $5 per disk (single-layer), which will take a while I think.

If the media was cheap though, I wouldn't mind paying maybe $200-$300 for the actual drive. With a little luck by the end of the year, it may be possible...
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