There are so many storage formats nowadays that it's sometimes hard to avoid having multiple machines to cover all the bases. Sony's solution is the DRU500A DVD burner drive, which does it all. The internal drive can read and burn any disc-based media out there, including CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, VCD, DVD, DVD-R, and DVD-RW. With all these choices you won't get stuck, and considering the DRU550A burns DVDs at 4X speed, and CDs at 24x, you'll find you're not kept waiting. While some users suggest the bundled software could stand some improvement, this well priced do-it-all is remarkable for its compatibility and Sony quality. Available from Amazon.