Although still relatively new, DVD writers are now more affordable than ever and mid-range (4X) media no longer breaks the bank. They're also faster. Pioneer, known throughout the enthusiast community as the maker of slot loading drives, is taking charge with one of the most aggressive drives to date: the DVR-108. This is the first drive to allow 4X dual layer writing (up from the previous 2.4X) as well as 16X DVD±R writing, and being a CD-RW on top of everything makes this a very potent all-in-one combo. The price is the icing on the cake: at $96 for the OEM (with Nero Suite). Pioneer may have a winner.