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Cd-rom questions

By _K-I_
Dec 17, 2005
  1. Im looking to buy a new cd rom drive. Now are there any specifics I need to know about I'm seeing alot of the abbr. IDE. What does this mean? Do I need to know about this before I buy? Is there anything other than IDE?

    This is the cd-rom drive im planning to buy. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827101134

    P.S. I have a Samsung CDW/DVD TS-H492A that isn't working right and im not worried about watching DVDs or burning Cds.
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    with the exception of a few Sata DVDRW's IDE is still pretty much the only gameinn town. you may not be concerend with burning cd's or watching DVD movies but you should still consider a DVD rom rather than a CDRom. DVD roms are generally better readers. and they dont cost that much more than a CD Rom.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Unless you have a really tight budget you should get a DVD burner - anything else will be obsolete in a couple of years.
     
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