PCWorld: "In fact, by September, some industry experts expect 12X/10X/32X CD-RW drives will
be selling for $100, faster 16X/10X/40X drives for $150, and state-of-the-art 24X/10X/40X drives for $200--nearly $100 off the
price at which TDK introduced the first 24X drive in June. Such price drops normally happen over six months or so, not three."
August 2, 2001