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CDrom drive vs DVD

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I presently have a Toshiba 6x cd rom and was thinking of upgrading to a 32x but after seeing people say there is a problem with pauses with above 8x due to spin down I am wondering if my money would be better spent with a Creative Labs DVD drive for about $140? I realize that this is a 1st gen. dvd and I know the differences on the new 2nd gen. dvd.
It seems for just a little more I would get a lot more with the dvd drive. Will games start to utilize dvd  as an alternative media soon and is the roughly 1/2 the price diff. betw. 1st and 2nd worth getting one or the other?
Or should I just be satisfied with what I presently have(it works fine now)?
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rbr earned 20 total points
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First i have to say that buying a 32x speed CD-Rom drive would not be
worth the money you pay for it. I would prefer the current configuration,
and wait till dvd-Driver are more used. The difference between 1st and 2nd
gen. dvd drives are.

1st gen are not able to read CD-Recordable and Rewriteables.
2nd gen are two times faster than 1st gen 2x1.35 = 2.7MB/sec.
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ok--I asked for an opinion and you gave it. What I was looking for was the reasons why you support your opinion- Yes or no doesn't mean too much. I know what the differences between 1st and 2nd gen are already- easily read off boxes at store on two dvds. I don't think you gave a 25 pt. answer but you can have it anyway for your time in responding. It still leaves me wondering about the answer tho.
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Just noticed it has 2.5 pt. value instead of my intended 25 pts.- I'll correct that.
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