Solved

CDrom drive vs DVD

Posted on 1998-01-04
3
267 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
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)?
0
Comment
Question by:Saulio
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
rbr earned 20 total points
ID: 1122202
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Saulio
ID: 1122203
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Saulio
ID: 1122204
Just noticed it has 2.5 pt. value instead of my intended 25 pts.- I'll correct that.
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article we have discussed the manual scenarios to recover data from Windows 10 through some backup and recovery tools which are offered by it.
Moving your enterprise fax infrastructure from in-house fax machines and servers to the cloud makes sense — from both an efficiency and productivity standpoint. But does migrating to a cloud fax solution mean you will no longer be able to send or re…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

778 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question