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Thread: CD-RW, CD-R, DVD-? How much is too many?




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    :?: Could not find a home for this question, so reasign as needed !! :o

    Wanting to start picking up misc. components for my uber system.:D Case is a full tower SX1200 which gives me 5 exposed 5.25 bays.

    I have ordered a TDK VelcoCD 48x16/24x48 CD-RW. Now for redundency,

    1.) If & which 48x-52x CD-R should I concider?
    2.) If & which DVD-R (or Burner) should I concider?

    It is realized that the combo drives are getting as fast as the dedicated ones, but I would feel better as space and $ allows to have more than one. I just am not sure as to what combination.:confused:
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    I like usin' LiteOn CDRW's with LiteOn DVD's (great for burnin' disk to disk on the fly). ;)

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    I like the Lite-on 48X cd and the Acer 56X cds. As for DVD drives, I buy whatever is the cheapest as they all seem to work just fine for me. Many of the off-brands are just repackaged namebrands. I once bought a Pine DVD drive for $15us after rebate, and it was a Hitachi.

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    I had a cdrom, burner, and dvd...but right now i have wiggo's combo and it seems to be all you need...
    - Damien

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    Since I have the TDK 48x16/24x48, the way I read it I should go with the 16x DVD and forget the dedicated CD-rom, correct:?: This would give me the optical to optical read/write capability I was looking for, and you all prefer the Liteon DVD, correct:?:

    :cool: Thanks for the input and I'll just start looking for the DVD.:thumb:

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    Yes I use the DVD for CD/DVD readin' and only use the burner for burning and that way the more expensive burner will last longer. ;)

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    nice to meat you jedihobbit, love the name....


    ... what you guys dont use 5.25" 744kb floppies anymore???

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediAgent
    ... what you guys dont use 5.25" 744kb floppies anymore???
    I got one of those i could use, pulled from a 386.

    As for CD-RW's Lite-on is great, but I like Memorex. I got a 52X24X52 for $55 and havent wasted a CD yet. I dont know if im crazy, but i like it better than Lite-Ons

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    amd_man2003

    I've stayed away from Memorex cd/rws as all of the reviews I've seen for some time rate them as mediocer in performance. The last one I bought was a TDK 48X for $40us after a rebate. (The last Memorex I had was a 2X. Made a lot of coasters with that one when cdrs were $2 ea.)

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    I prefer the LiteOn's due to their excellent copy record when using programs like CloneCD when making backups of protected CD's (legit here in Aussieland for PS's and such).

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