Conclusion: The price is right ($99!) for this 16X drive, which scored big on our DVD+R and CD-R benchmark tests. It didn't perform as well in some of our other speed trials, but was impressive enough in general to warrant a look.
Pros: Rock-bottom price. Zooming DVD+R and CD-R burning speeds.
Cons: "Only" 8X DVD-R recording. Limited version of Nero suite.