Here's the situation; I have the following prices on 12x10x32x CD-RW drives from price watch, all w/ burn-proof:
Teac - 172 + 8+ (bare); 189 + 12 (w/ soft)
Sanyo - 188 + 6+ (bare); 189 + 8+ (w/ soft)
Plextor - 209 + 8+ (w/ soft)
TDK - 260 + 8+ (w/ soft)
Creative - 211 + 15 (w/ soft)
Now, I'm pretty damn sure that all these drives were made by the same underpaid oriental folks and a different label was just slapped on. But just to be safe, is there ANY reason I should buy a more expensive drive?
And anyone wanting to know WHY I need a new CD-RW: My current 4x4x24x "Smart and Friendly" (My 1st mistake - but come on, it was only 99 bucks as Best Buy...) will no longer write to CD-RW discs. Pisser, huh? So I need to sell this POS and get something better...