The Pioneer A07 drive can be purchased for around $85 for the retail package, after the $40 rebate they are currently offering.
I have bought at least 6 of them for clients to do backups of their data mostly, but some also use them to make movies.
It comes with a DVD full of software, and is hard to beat.
It is an 8X drive, as fast as you need...right now.
It will work with DVD and CD disks, and supports all types of DVD media, the + and -
I have A Sony 40x/12x/48X cd-rw drive that I use for backing up data-It can handle up to 700B per disk.
I have been burning .avi files to SVCD which increases the file size from 50MB in .avi format to about 350MB each in SVCD format. I use WinAVI to convert and burn SVCD.
If I want to continue to backup data, burn mp3's and
also convert .avi files to play on my dvd player, what do I need?
1. I see drives that say DVD+R &RW DVD & CD Burner. Not sure what all these mean.
2. What is the best speed for the drive
3. What drive to you recommend?(I want internal drive and spend less than $100.