which to keep. cdrw or dvd rom

  Superstylin 12:10 14 Apr 2005

hi, i've recently installed a dvd rw (NEC 3520) in place of my dvd rom. i wonder now if it was a better idea to replace the cd writer instead?

does a dvd rom allow for 'on the fly' copying combined with the dvd writer?

the cd writer is a samsung CD-R/RW SW-240B and the dvd rom is compaq SD-616

  jbp1982 12:14 14 Apr 2005

i use a lite on dvd rom and a dvd writer and I can copy on the fly. I would take out the cdrw and use the dvd rom and the dvd writer.

  PsiFox 12:19 14 Apr 2005

Keep whichever one has the faster speed.

  Superstylin 12:27 14 Apr 2005

dvd rom reads cd's at max speed 48* and dvd's at 16*
cd rw reads cd's at 40*.

that was easy! using the advice of both it decides on keeping the dvd rom....now i have to open up the pc again! never mind, i like doing it really

cheers guys

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