Well, it looks like my HP 7200i might have finally given up on me after four years, which I suppose that I can accept... If this is the case though, I need a new CD writer, and I don't really have the cash to invest in a DVD-R quite yet. I'm looking at an OEM LG 10x CDRW for $95-are their drives any good? Speed is not really an issue (I've been using a 2x burner for four years), but reliability is. I've had a lot of problems with discs burned on crappy CD writers, and want something that'll create burns that I can read anywhere.