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Old 12-07-2004, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was going to buy one, but I remember the last CD-RW drive I bought required a CD to load burning software.
Can I buy OEM and not worry?!
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Not sure what you mean...
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some OEM's as well come with Burning softwares, check it with the seller first. or i'll give you one free as one came with my Sony CD-RW (died young) , but its s/w is used on many of the CD-R/RW's

and as well simple to use.
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If you are using Windows XP you can just drag and drop and you can actually use NERO or some other kind of software if you have an earlier version of Windows
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Thanks, also, what's a good buffer speed? 8mb like a HDD, or is 2mb sufficient?
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I was going to say the same thing as cnico but, I kinda didnt know what you meant.
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well, obviously Buffer higher is best, as when writing the CD, it caches the data in Buffer (that is at most immediate access to the Drive), so the more buffer more faster it will work.

also, please send me the liunk as well, as i want to see myself as if optical drives really started coming with 8MB buffer? amazing. 512K i have seen myself. but 8MB --- unbelieveable on optical drives.
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Well then maybe not, I only saw the option on the newegg search. The one I have picked out is 2mb.
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Ahhh, sigh of relief, Damm I thought technology is running fast and i'm still keeping in mind the 512K cache's on opticals. hehhehe
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im not sure , but isnt 8mg on a dvd ? im not sure till i look my dvd burner up but i think its 8mg..got me wondering now...my old cdrw is 2 mg . question here on nero isnt the buffer your reffering to on the mobo ,( harddrive ) for the underrun protection or something like that ? ( temp file for transfers)
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