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How much was your first cd writer ?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by lynx, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. lynx

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    A chap at work recently bought a Lite on 48x burner for under £50.This started a discusion about how technology moves onward while prices move down.Some time ago i bought a drive that burned at the blistering rate of 4x :eek: and set me back around £230 :eek: .What did you buy, that by todays standards seems positively pedestrian,and how much was it ? :)
     
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    I remember buying a US Robotics v28.8 Sportster Internal Modem (I know it's not a CD-Writer ;)) from PC World a number of years ago now for £219 :eek:. By comparison, I bought another Broadband modem (Terajet) for 19.95 the other day.
     
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    My 1st CDR burner as a Phillips (external) back in early 1995, cost me £2,150 inc a scsi card. On top of that I bought a two gig scsi hard drive for £785, how times have changed.

    1st DVD recorder (pc) £750 (A03), media £18 what a sucker I am

    :)
     
  4. lynx

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    That would reduce a grown man to tears :D
     
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    and I got a good deal :) few weeks before they were £2,800 hehe.

    THEN I sold the philips for £700 and bought a yamaha CDR-100 for £1200 that was also external. Solid build on that machine. From what I hear, even today the Philips is still the best for the job of audio.

    My last burner a plextor 24x cost me £115, have two teac 8x which cost me £300 each and two DVD burners, yes I like my burners lol
     
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    I bought a Teac 32x writer 5 months ago for £69.:D

    Most expensive thing we had at home PC wise was our first PC we bought (we had a few before hand my dad borrowed from work). We bought it in June 1995 for £2.6k, P90, 64bit 2Mb PCI graphics, 16Mb RAM, 1.2Gb HDD, Soundbalster 32AWE PnP.

    It survived until early last year, April time, and then I upgraded it, got just under 6 years of service, good value I think.:)
     
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    Only ever bought teh one CD writer. It's a Plextor 40/1240A which I bought about 3 months ago for £75. I'd just got to teh point where i felt I needed a CD Writer when Plextor stopped making SCSI writers, waited a few months to see if it was just a delay, gave in,bought IDE, and now what have they done? A SCSI writer... typical :)

    You got 6 years out of your first PC retro? Not sure if it counts, but all teh components (except teh cakcy M$ mouse) were still i use up to 4 months ago. Not in one collective piece tho :)

    So far teh monitor and case has been dumped, but everyhting else is still in use.

    Motherboard & chip & 8mb ram is being a router
    Keyboard is being used for my HCPC (Buy cherry, lasts for years :) - the serial number on the keyboard is 00002)
    Hardrive (120MB) I use for transferring stuff to work occasionally.
    Floppy drive is in router
    Videocard is in my Nan;s computer (although as I type a replacement is on its way, cos she can't play scrabble with 1mb apparently!
    Think that's everything...
     
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    Still in use from the old PC are:

    Cherry keyboard, very good quality you can't beat a good Cherry (non Windoze 95 version)

    MS Mouse 2.0, only just retired, replaced by MS Optical wheel mouse. Still very good though.

    Targa 15" monitor, oh so horrible but functional

    Umax scanner 1210p
     
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    I can remember when CDR's where £100 each :eek: under 10p now.

    Also first dvd writers available a couple of years back £10,000 :eek: :eek:
     
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    I think it was about 1990 when I bought a laptop.

    I was offered the choice of 20MB HD or the deluxe, more than you'll ever need, you'll never ever fill it.... 40MB HD....
     
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    4x4x24x Cd-writer for £125 from Office World (as cheap as online and had it in stock) in February/March 2001. I have used it recently to get some data off someone's pc (they didn't have a burner) but now I have a spare 8GB hard drive to carry around instead (easier to set up too).

    Currently on a 40x12x40x LG cd-writer which cost £40 with Nero! I was surprised to find no media included, as my dad bought a 16x LG writer 8 months earlier (£70) but I guess the price is so low that the cost of 1 disc becomes significant.
     
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    I´m a very smart shopper. I waited for the first BIG price drop on CD-writers and I imported it from the US. I payed only £700 for my first cd-writer:)

    cd-r:s where only £10 at the time, and there where only about 25% coasters.

    I´ve done it again with DVD-R and I will probably do it again.

    I think this has been the case since stone-age. The first ball-point pen was a years salary
    1 set of high speed tires for my fathers first sports car in the early 50:s costed more than a VOLVO car..

    etc..
     
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    i just bought a new Kodak 48x a couple of days ago and i only payed $19.95. but my first burner cost about $70 and it was only a 8x
     
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    I got my first CDR drive about 4 years ago.
    Blistering 4X write speed. Merry Christmas from my wife $199.
    Still use it in my new computer, but within a year I will build a 3GHz machine, and it will get the fast burner.

    Paid $1800 for my first computer, blazing 233MHz with a hugh 32 MB SDram, the hot new technology. Had 4MB ATI All-in-Wonder, and a huge 4.3 gig hard drive. Man was it fast! Even came with windows 95b and a 17" monitor. I thought I was watching TV!
    Still use the monitor on a daily basis!
     
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    I paid £289 for a HP 8x re-writer back in 1997.

    I also bought 50 bulk CDr's for £50 as they were £1.50 each else. But I recall they used to sell for £10 -15 each when they were first available. I could not imagine making coasters at that price.

    If you also consider the value of a £ then and now, it is even worse:eek:

    Delving into my receipts, I also notice my first computer purchases of an Amiga 500 for £299, a 1mb upgrade for £50, a BW hand scanner for £150, Star 9 pin printer for £199 and 14" Phillips monitor for £225. All in the early 90's

    And I try to forget my nicam VCR for £449 in 1989.
     
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    £300

    Yammy 4X writer a few years ago:)

    I try and exclude it from my memory....

    To think a Liteon 40x cost 40 quid now, where the devil was liteon back then!

    DVD burners rock, id love one but @ £200 still tad to much, they need to be at least £100 before its more mainstream.
     

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