CD ROM ?


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ill

I have to buy a new CDROM. I rarely write anything to a disk, and a floppy
has always done it for me. But, I notice that all the stores are selling
R/W. I'll buy it, if that's the standard or I can get the 'write' for about
the same price, but that is of little concern for me. Where's my biggest
bang for the buck (and shopping cheaply) ? WinXPro SP2.
Thanks, in advance.
 
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Dave C.

ill said:
I have to buy a new CDROM. I rarely write anything to a disk, and a floppy
has always done it for me. But, I notice that all the stores are selling
R/W. I'll buy it, if that's the standard or I can get the 'write' for about
the same price, but that is of little concern for me. Where's my biggest
bang for the buck (and shopping cheaply) ? WinXPro SP2.
Thanks, in advance.
A lot of software is now shipping on DVD-Rom. To buy a new CD-Rom drive
doesn't make much sense, as you can get a DVD-Rom or a CDR/W drive for about
the same price. Either one will function just fine as a CD-Rom drive. I
think your best bang for buck would be a combo drive that reads DVD-Rom,
reads CD-Rom and WRITES to CDR/W (and CDR) disks. The following from Newegg
looks like a great deal. -Dave

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=27-151-043&depa=0
 
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Al

A lot of software is now shipping on DVD-Rom. To buy a new CD-Rom drive
doesn't make much sense, as you can get a DVD-Rom or a CDR/W drive for about
the same price. Either one will function just fine as a CD-Rom drive. I
think your best bang for buck would be a combo drive that reads DVD-Rom,
reads CD-Rom and WRITES to CDR/W (and CDR) disks. The following from Newegg
looks like a great deal. -Dave

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=27-151-043&depa=0

I can confirm that companies like DeLorme maps are using DVDs because
it would take several CDs to store all the data.

Plus, you have a DVD player either on your PC or using a display card
with standard video out. The price is about the same and there's no
real down side to it.
 

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