The progression of technology is quickly becoming ridiculous. The other day I finally replaced my 4 year old, badly broken and dead CD burner with a new model. I found a 32x (!!!) burner for less than $80 at Fry’s, installed it, and tested it. I just copied a few hundred megs of backup data, and it was complete in under two minutes. I was also running about ten other apps at the same time, and it went off without a hitch. Oh, and blank CDs have also progressed nicely with Moore’s Law: I’ve seen spindles of 50 blanks for $5-$10.