Sofar a 2tb drive has been sold for under $100 a couple of times... with the volume of drives being sold... there are bound to be QC and/or damage in freight with lots of OEM drives not packaged correctly as they make their way to the end consumer. That's the bad part of this.. the potential for data loss, cheap blu-ray drives can get get into the right price range fast enough... HURRY UP GOD DAMN it... why are there only LG and PIONEER dominating this market?!? There are AT LEAST 6 drive/oem/branded makers of DVD drives! This is primarily what's preventing the price from dropping below $100 this year (for even a 10x bd writer).