I'm sure -r DL will stabilize up a bit. However the reason I was interested was because, with single layer media, I tend to just buy whats on sale (and whats good), regardless of it being plus or minus r. I've noticed lately that I have a way easier time finding made in japan maxell/fuji +r's then i do -r's.
I know all the drives are soon going to support -r DL, so I thought it'd be handy to have the feature, in case -r DL discs improve and end up cheaper.
I don't really have the cash to upgrade my drive very often. I don't consider it often anyways. About evey 2 years since my first cd burner, I've upgraded. So I was trying to think of what might be around in 2 years. I'm just planning ahead
I ordered a 1640 from ncix yesterday, so it should be here within the week. I'm thinking about stripping down my old lg 4040b as it'd make a great loader for a multiregion dvd player I have that has a bad loader in it.
however I'd also like to keep it in the computer in cause i run across any RAM discs, but then i'd have to yank out a hard drive.
haha, oh well its going to be nice to be able to burn faster the 4x