I bought a weird looking external burner for $9. It came in a leatherette bag which is unusual. Not only is it first rate build, it has a relatively hard to get first rate CD-R drive in it from mitsumi, one of the top 5 ever made. All for $9! For those reading, stock up on nice cd-r and dvd-r drives, they are going to be impossible to get soon. The only ones out now are ALL based on the same chipset, just a different case around the same chipset from sony.