PCWorld: "Get ready for a hefty price increase in CD-Recordable media, possibly as much as 350 percent
over the lowest CD-R media prices seen this past year.
This summer, discs are expected to cost 30 to 35 cents on average, after being "down as low as
10 cents a disc" on a spindle, says Peter Brown, removable-storage analyst at IDC." A mixture of merging manufacturers, higher demands, and patent royalties are driving up prices.