Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

CD-ROM Drive

Posted on 1998-08-29
3
198 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I have a LG 8X CD-ROM drive. I understand that its old. Do I need to buy a new one.
I seldom use it. Whenever it is used it for installation of new software or referring to Encarta.
Are there any CD's which are not readable by my CD drive.
0
Comment
Question by:neha081798
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
dankh earned 40 total points
ID: 1010127
Neha,

   You should be alright with that speed if you don't plan on playing any cd intense games.  You don't need to buy a new one if all you do is use it once in a while to install apps or access data from encarta.  However, you can get a 24x for about $30 if you shop around.  It is entirely up to you.

You CD should be able to read whatever a standard 24x cd could read.
0
 

Author Comment

by:neha081798
ID: 1010128
I have accepted your answer. Can you answer one more question for me.
What is the difference between 24X and 32X drive.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:dankh
ID: 1010129
Neha,

   The difference between 24X and 32X are 1200 KBs per second.  All that means is the 32X spins faster and is able to transfer data faster than the 24X.  However, don't expect a big performance boost from a 32X.  If you can afford it, buy a 32X.  If not, you won't be disappointed with a 24X.
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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Firefox crashing on Mac 3 208
nexus filter logs 3 57
Hardware for Skype phone calls. 7 35
Hardware status and alerting for ESXi servers ? 6 20
Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing? - Full IT support needed! - Complicated systems at outrageous prices! - Intense training required! Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
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…

829 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