Thunderbird 0.4 is out.
Day: December 6, 2003
This Slashdot story that points to an article at HotHardware declares that DVD burners have hit the important $100 barrier. The reviewed model is a DVD+R/DVD+RW AOpen. You still have to spend more (at least $150 after rebates) for something that is DVD+/-everything.
The $100 barrier is an important one. I bought my first CD burner shortly after they hit $100. It was an off brand 2x burner. Yeah, the specs are pathetic a few years later, but at the time it was a big thing for me to be able to back up my data to CDs. My first CD burner still sits in one of my servers, and I use it every few weeks to run backups.
I’ve been telling myself that I would start looking at DVD burners as soon as they reached that $100 mark. Well there they are, though I will probably wait until I can pick up a DVD+/-everything for around $100. I’ve heard that LiteOn and other OEM-style burners can be an excellent deal. It sure beats fronting $250 for a burner that will cost $150 “after rebtates”