Do I really need a CD-ROM drive?

By ppsssooo
Jul 21, 2005
  1. i'm building a new computer i have a dvd-rom drive do i really need a cd-rom drive because the dvd-rom drive reads cd-roms and dvds?
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    You're fine with just the DVD drive.
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    yes, dvd roms can read cd's (they are backwards compatible), but cd roms cannot read dvds. you should only be concerned is you have an old dvd rom drive that has excessivley slow read speeds (combo drives were like that back in the day). in that case, you'll probably get fed up with the lackluster performance and get yourself a cr-rom drive (fast ones are dirt cheap these days).
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