optical drive

  kalu 15:36 14 Feb 04
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which optical drive is best from below:


8x DVD+R\+RW with DVD Authoring Software
48x CD-Rom & 8x DVD+R\+RW )
16x DVD & 8x DVD+R\+RW

  tafoody 15:50 14 Feb 04

the make and models would be more helpful.

  Stuartli 17:24 14 Feb 04

A separate DVD-ROM drive and DVD rewriter would last far longer than a combo model, which would be working overtime to cope.

Rewriters are not the most robust of optical drives and their use should be confined solely to burning disks for maximum life.

Just look at manufacturers' anticipated life span figures in the specifications of the CD/DVD-ROM drives compared to rewriter versions to find out for yourself.

  Stuartli 17:27 14 Feb 04

It's a waste of time getting a CD-ROM drive when the dual purpose DVD-ROM equivalent costs very little more.

  tafoody 20:34 14 Feb 04

via email : "these optical drives are a choice from dell 4600 systems"

looking at the Dell site, upgrades are;

8x DVD+R\+RW with DVD Authoring Software (+£60)

48x CD-Rom & 8x DVD+R\+RW (+£100)

16x DVD & 8x DVD+R\+RW (+£125)

assuming you'd like a DVD+R/RW writer, id go just for that, as it seems you will be charged an extra £45 for a CD-ROM, or £65 for an extra DVD-ROM (2 x DVD writers would be cheaper!)

  tafoody 20:36 14 Feb 04

i can't add up, it would be £40 extra to add a CD-ROM click here

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