I'm in the process of purchasing my first dvd burner and my local store has these models to choose from... CDDVDWAS01 ASUS DVD-RW DRW-0402P CDDVDWBQD1 Benq DW400A DVD+RW CDDVDWGA01 Gigabyte DVD +/- r/rw CDDVDWIO10 Iomega 7300 DVD+/-RW 4X CDDVDWLGD2 LG GSA-4040B DVD+/-RW 4X CDDVDWLGD8 LG GSA-4080B DVD+/-RW 8X OEM CDDVDWLGD81 LG GSA-4081B DVD+/-RW 8X Retail CDDVDWLI10 Lite On LDW-411S + -R/RW CDDVDWLI11 Lite On LDW-811S DVD -/+ RW CDDVDWPID4 Pioneer A06 DVDRW OEM CDDVDWPID41 PIONEER A06 DVDRW OEM BLACK CDDVDWPID5 Pioneer A06 DVDRW Retail Kit with S/ware CDDVDWPID45 Pionner DVR-107DSW 8X DVD Burner CDDVDWR01 RICOH MP5240A CDDVDWSAS01 SAMSUNG DUAL DVD+/-R/CDROM+/-R 4X DVDRW CDDVDWSO76 Sony DRU 510A DVDRW CDDVDWSO51 Sony DW- U14A DVDRW OEM CDDVDWSO02 Sony USB DVD+/-RW KIT DRX510UL my system is pretty old now running windows xp pro with an athlon 750 mhtz processor with 256 meg of ram only but i'm reluctant to do a major upgrade at this time. can someone please recommend one of the above burners to me which will give me reliability and not to many expensive coasters please? any help or feedback would be very much appreciated. thanks. Mike.