CD-RW drive or not?

  AngeTheHippy 16:44 07 Apr 2003

Hi all,
I've configured online the NoteBook I wanna get, but to be honest, I don't think I need the cd/rw drive - My desktop PCs OS is XP (as will be the N.B' OS)so I think I can copy files from the N.B to the desktop PC can't I? I have a CD-RW drive on the desktop pc. So that's the question. If you already have a perfectly good CD-RW on ya Big PC, do you really REALLY need one on ya NoteBook too? and is it a pain copying files from NB to Desk PC? Are there leads that come as standard with the NB or would I need to purchase them separately?


  woodchip 16:50 07 Apr 2003

You need to get a PC-Link USB cable to connect USB for files

  AngeTheHippy 16:54 07 Apr 2003

so I don't greatly need the cd-rw then, if I can simply copy over files from Notebook to big PC....

  GroupFC 17:19 07 Apr 2003

You do have to be fairly organised so that you are aware which files you have changed and therefore which need to go across from one machine to the other!!

  woodchip 17:46 07 Apr 2003

click here The one at the top of the list. You can get them from Computer Fair's about £20

  y_not 20:02 07 Apr 2003

Copy across a network (or between two PC's) ....... if only my writer could write as fast as I can move files.

The movement between the systems, once they are set up, is simplcity itself - so easy even I can do it!

Use three PC's & one laptop ALL sharing one floppy drive, one DVD drive and one writer.

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