Taiwan makers see CD-RW drive sales start to decline this year

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I just posted the article Taiwan makers see CD-RW drive sales start to decline this year.

 Since the  first CD-ROM drives were sold with PCs, sales kept going up until  2004 when the time came that CD-RW recorders became cheap enough to start taking over  and thus causing...
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#2

“Also when it comes to bulk purchases, CD-R still costs a lot less than DVD±R.” Up here I can get a CD-R for about 10-12 cents per in 100’s. I can get DVD±R for about 16-20 cents per DVD in 100’s (Gotta love OEM). If you take into account the per GB cost, CD’s cost about 15.7¢ / GB and DVD’s cost about 4.1¢ / GB. The relative value of DVD±R’s being far higher than CD’s shows it’s time for everyone to move on. The CD is kaput. :slight_smile:


#3

It funny to recall back when companies first starting putting their “multimedia games” on CD and they felt they could never fill up a disc, aside from putting uncompressed audio files on them. Now, a CDr is just too small… try backuping up your MP3 collection, for many, it would take dozens of discs.


#4

good bye cd you served us well but now its dvd’s turn and soon it will be farewell to that and it will be blu ray’s turn and so on …