my question is whether to buy one of the various hugely rebated drives that are often rebagged by other companies or to spend the extra 30-40 dollars to get one from a known company like memorex or sony. there is currently a drive at compusa that i was thinking about:
8x4x4x12 Dual Format DVD Recorder DVD+/-R+/-RW Drive
Mfg Part #: 32023237
Product Number: 308456
after: $50.00 mail-in rebate(s)
but there is also a drive out there by magic spin, which is i/o magic which rebaggs optowrite drives sometimes (ddw0401) on sale at officemax for around 100.
also, do the companies like sony, who are heavily involved in the copywrite protection world, have any special extra copywrite stuff built into their drives.
and is the true 8x (both for + and -) going to shortly become the standard? if so, when, and should we expect these drives to fall to similar prices.
thanks a ton in advance for your time.