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Old 08-05-2007, 05:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was checking on Newegg for an optical drive and didn't know what kind to get. I wanted a DVD burner but my question is can I play DVD's on a DVD burner? I don't really want two drives, one for playing DVD and one for burning. Since I don't watch DVD's on my computer I rather get a DVD burner. What kind of DVD burner I should get? Also I want one that is Sata.

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Yes...you can play DVDs on a DVD burner.

I always suggest this one:
Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 6X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 18X DVD±R DVD Burner, OEM Version - OEM
....I got the same exact model, and it has never failed me.
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I ordered the

Newegg.com - LG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE Lightscribe DVD Burner - OEM

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It works great. It reads DVDs/CD and burns them too
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I've had success with LiteOn drives and my Artec hasn't failed me in the four years I've had it.

Lightscribe does look cool, though, so I might would buy one that has it- but the discs are pricy.
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he asked for SATA :P
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What is the read speed of a 52x drive? I googled around and couldn't find it...

Is it fast enough that SATA is going to actually benefit?
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What is the read speed of a 52x drive? I googled around and couldn't find it...

Is it fast enough that SATA is going to actually benefit?
Speed isn't the issue. It's just that SATA drives are like plug'n'play.

In CD drives: 1X is 150KB/s. A 52X CD drive is 7800KB/s.
In DVD drives: 1X is 9 cd x's or 1350KB/s. So a 16X DVD is a 144X CD or 21.6 MB/s.
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