saw the computer prices in the "wow… " thread and i started thinking back on my first foray’s into the optical storage world.
here is my first and possibly shortest lived drive. i bought it in august it had failed by january and the warranty was only 6 months long. they wanted me to wait until february to get the replacement which would have meant the replacement would have convienently been out of warranty… while awaiting delivery i bought a replacement at a local retailer and returned to them the broken one (they were suprised to see me back 5minutes after purchasing but said nothing and just accepted the return) it functioned as sorrily as the original and soon thereafter i sold it. i still have discs that it burned and wonder of wonders they are still readable. it was a rebadged phillips 3610