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DVD Drive or CDRW?

by pjmystic / July 15, 2005 2:50 AM PDT

I just purchased a new computer w/ a 16X DVD+/-RW DVD Burner Drive with Double Layer Write Capability and a 2nd Bay 48X CDRW CD Burner.

I have a 16x DVD drive at home not doing anything. Would it make any sense to put it in place of the CDRW drive? Does the DVD+ also write cd's? Just wondering which setup is better?

Thanks

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i think its fine already because
by AKonny47 / July 15, 2005 3:17 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD Drive or CDRW?

you have a 16X DVD+/-RW DVD Burner Drive with Double Layer Write Capability which burns cds dvds, reads cds dvds, it does EVERYTHING!. the reason to stick with the cd burner is because it will burn cds faster than your dvd burner.

konny

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Yeah, but...
by wahnula / July 15, 2005 4:00 AM PDT

If you're doing DVD-to-DVD copying it's way faster to have a second DVD drive. Most combo drives burn CDs pretty fast. I say use them all if you have the room in the case!

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Switching the drive?
by pjmystic / July 15, 2005 4:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Yeah, but...

So, I'm assuming if I want to do DVD-DVD copying, I'll have to make the switch to the DVD drive? Can I put a DVD in the CDRW drive and burn it w/ the DVD+ drive? I'm assuming in order to go DVD-DVD, I'll need to DVD drives?

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