DVD Drives - IDE, Dual Layer whats the difference

  iainmcduk 12:49 26 Jun 05
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Im thinking about upgrading my CD ROM drive to a DVD drive. Only i don't know what the difference is between though diferent types. What is an IDE drive? How would that differ from any other drive and what is Dual Layered?

Thanks for the help.

  Diodorus Siculus 13:05 26 Jun 05

ide - the standard connection for internal drives.

Dual - layer - some DVDs can hold double the amount - 8gb rather than 4gb (or so). Best get a writer that can do this - it will also do ordinary disks.

  Stuartli 13:11 26 Jun 05

The price will be about the same as well.

Here's an explanation of dual layer - it's simple once you understand the principle:

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:25 26 Jun 05

How to install a front loading drive (with pictures)
click here

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