The No. 1 recommended drive in the PCA Sept. Edit is the LG GSA 4163B which is 16x and supports all three formats -R/RW +R/RW & DVD-RAM. It's £30 from SVP. Second is the Plextor PX-740A then the NEC ND3540A. Review covers seven writers including the external USB2/Firewire LG GSA 5163
I had a look in PC World (just looked!) and their's is £60, but that does include the Nero software. The £30 one obviously doesn't, so adding on the cost of Nero (I've got an old Roxio package) and it bumps the price up a lot
The software versions that come with retail drives are not usually the full product. So for real versatility you may have to purchase the full product anyway. The full product Nero Reloaded at Amazon is £34-97 with free delivery click here
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