I'm finally going upgrade to a new burner and am so excited. I love buying new electronics!!! I've been reading many of the posts and didn't want to steal anyone's thread, so I thought I'd make a new one. I was wondering if someone could help me decide which DVD burner to get. It'll just be for making my DVD backups. I want a really good quality one, but economical as I don't have too much money to spend. I need an external DVD writer to use instead of my Vaio laptop's one, which has a Sony DVD RW DW-Q58A DVD drive(rebadged Lite-On) so it will be connected through a 2.0 USB port. My computer has no firewire port. Can anyone advise me on what specific brand and model I should get! I wanted to try a Plextor, but it is just a bit too expensive(~$100) for me at the moment. My budget is less than $70. I was considering a Lite-On or BenQ but don't know what model to purchase. I've been using VERb and TY media for a while, but I can't get the burn quality to test as well as others have posted around here. I'm thinking a better burner will help. Oh, and I'll be using AnyDVD, DVDShrink, and Nero7 for my backups along with the burner. And TY and Verb DVD-R media. Thanks!!!