April 1st, 2006, 08:30 PM #1
I am currently using a Lite-On CD-RW drive 52/32/52 and its working great. I want to get a good quality cd-rom tho for most of my cd needs except burning as I dont want to wear this one out. I want a 52X cd-Rom. Would Newegg.com be the best place to get it, and what are to top quality brands? I just looked and Newegg has a Sony brand and an LG brand. Data transfer rate of 85 ms and 75 ms.. which is better? Thanks
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April 1st, 2006, 08:36 PM #2
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Haha, read your own signature.
I think it is a waste of money and time. You'd be better off buying a DVD burner.Mr. Jiggyfly, I have good news...
April 1st, 2006, 08:43 PM #3
Mostly, I agree. (Mostly.)
It would probably be cheaper to simply buy a new burner when this one goes kablooey, rather than getting a CD-ROM in an attempt to prolong life.
Prices on read-only drives have stabilized, but writers still continue to fall. Depending on how long your current drive lasts, you may be able to replace your current drive when it fails with a good DVD+/-RW for as much as you would pay now for a simple CD-ROM.
April 1st, 2006, 09:14 PM #4
I got this one for $29.97 at Walmart. Its a Lite-On 52x32x52 CD_RW and is fast and works great. They have plenty of them., maybe I'll buy another for a spare at that price...Acer Aspire, M1100 Windows Vista Home Premium
April 1st, 2006, 09:53 PM #5
A DVD burner would be a better replacement. You can find them for $40.
I'm getting a Gigabyte DVD Burner, I got one for a friend, he loves it, very quiet. Also in retail.
April 1st, 2006, 10:47 PM #6
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Ya jus buy DVD burners. You can get them for 40$. If you want, buy 2 dvd burners, and alternate them That way, ur phobia of ur drives dying will be solved!
Little xtra u can get litescribe
April 1st, 2006, 10:53 PM #7
Lightscribe is cool, but adds cost. It allows you to burn monochrome images on special DVD's.
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