Optical storage followed the same path. In 2003, the DVD burner was slow, somewhat creaky, and an expensive luxury. As we left 2004, DVD burners capable of burning dual-layer discs at 4x and single layer +R media could be found for well under $100. With the price of some DVD burners dipping below $50, people interested in preserving their digital photographs, video, and music no longer have price as an excuse. Media costs are lower than ever, too, with single layer +R media as little as $0.50 for media rated at slower speeds (4x). So if youre worried about the fragility of that hard drive, get a DVD burner and start backing up your digital stuff!
Six Dual-Layer DVD Burners
Review: We take a look at six retail DVD burners that can burn dual-layer drives and 16x single layer burn capability. Which one is right for you?