The Plextor PX-810SA internal CD/DVD burner is quick for both ripping and burning. We like it.
The Seagate FreeAgent Pro external hard drive is an elegant workaround for users who are intimidated by NAS drives. The bundled software is simple to use and makes copying your data to various location a cinch. We really like this external hard drive.
If you don't need all the bells and whistles that come with the OneTouch III Turbo Edition, the basic OneTouch III hard drive is a promising choice. The functional design, the software bundle, and the 7,200rpm hard drive make for a good basic external drive.
With its robust software, great online support, and easy installation, the Iomega looks promising. But poor packet-writing performance ultimately sinks this drive.