Stupid question coming up: I've got a CD drive and an ordinary DVD drive. I'm confused by the specs for the DVD writers, with all the + this and - that.... If I get a double layer DVD writer, will it do everything which my 2 drives currently do, ie play, read and write CDs, as well as reading and writing DVDs? Does it matter which drive I replace? I've got a total mental block about this and have spent ages picking up and replacing boxes in PC World!
Replace your cd-rom drive and retain your dvd drive. The dual layer dvd drive will take care of all your disk writing heeds. Keep the writer for writing only. You will probably find the read only drive will read disks faster and cd/dvd writers tend to wear out fast if used for more than just writing, so I have read on this forum.
The next thing is that I have Easy CD Creator, which I don't think does DVDs. I never really got on well with Nero, although it's the one which seems to be included with the drives. Aren't there clashes if I have both installed?