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CD-RW drives and DVD-ROM

By michkap1 ·
What are the pros and cons of getting a CD-RW drive with a DVD-ROM in one drive Versus having 2 seperate drives one with CD-RW drive and one with DVD-ROM?

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by danpiers In reply to CD-RW drives and DVD-ROM

CD-R/W and separate DV PRO's
1. Easy to make copies of original CD-ROMs.
2. Have a movie running in a windows while accessing the other CD drive.
3. CD-R/W less complicated, so less likely to fail.
4. Both proven reliable technologies.

CD-R/W and separate DV CON's
1. Price of two drives higher than one combo drive.
2. DVD drive may not be able to read copied CD's, so making copies of copies might have to be a slow two-step operation.

CD-R/W-DVD Combo Drive: PRO's
1. Less expensive than separate drives.
2. Ideal when you only have one free drive bay or one free IDE connection.
3. Perfect addition to a standard CD-ROM drive.
4. One combo drive will use less power if you power supply is small.

CD-R/W-DVD Combo Drive: CON's
1. More complicated device may have higher incidence of failure.
2. If this will be your only CD drive, copying CD's will always be a slow two-step procedure.
3. If a movie is running in a window, the drive is not available for a second function.

Hope this was helpful.

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