Do you think it is viable to by two of the 7170's. instead of a cd burner and the 7170?
I copy music cd's as back ups and I figured I could not go worng buying tow 7170's rather then 1 7170 and a cd burner. The only thing I would gain by buying a cd burner is faster speeds, but not much of a difference.
I do the same thing and have a DVD burner. Also burn DVDs. I've never needed two optical drives. If you want to copy a CD, just about any software will let you do this with one drive