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Old 04-10-2004, 02:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does this mean its RW combind???

Is this drive both a DVD RW and a CD RW drive? And what is a buffer?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...132-010&depa=0
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Old 04-10-2004, 02:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Write Speed: 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW
Read Speed: 24X CD-ROM, 8X DVD-ROM
Interface: USB 2.0
Buffer: 2MB


it reads DVDs and it writes CD-R / CD-RW

i dont like it at all... it writes incredibly slow for the technology thats out there... cd-rw/r can be bought at speeds up to like 52x for like less than 20$ nowadays



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you want something like this?

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...152-011&depa=0
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I agree with kaa312. That drive is way expensive and it's very slow.
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I know I was just wondering if it could write both types of disks.... on this DVD+R: 8X max
DVD-R: 8X max

what the difference ? one has a + and one has a -......does the plus mean how fast it can write data to a disk and - is how fast it can erase data from a disk?

I see these support windows XP but will it be able to support windows 64-bit when it comes out?
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Old 04-10-2004, 01:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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it cannot write dvds at all!!!!

+ and - are different disk formats... some drives only support one or the other... but that drive wont write to a dvd at all so i wouldnt bother with it!
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the link i suggested to him had a 8X DVD+RW/-RW Drive


+ & - have nothing to do with erasing or adding... lol... its different types of media dvds...

all harbor 4.7 gb but there is DVD-R & DVD-RW & DVD+R & DVD+RW...





How is DVD+R/+RW related to competing formats like DVD-R/-RW/-RAM?
DVD+R/+RW, DVD-RAM and DVD-R/-RW are all rewritable DVD formats, however, only DVD+R/+RW is designed from the start to be compatible with existing DVD-ROM drives and DVD-Video players, both on a physical as well as on a logical level. This means that a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc recorded in a DVD+R/+RW video recorder can be played in virtually all DVD-Video players or DVD-ROM equiped PCs, and that any DVD+R or DVD+RW disc recorded with data on a PC DVD+R/+RW drive can be read by most DVD-ROM drives.

DVD-RAM uses a totally different kind of physical recording method, which is absolutely incompatible with DVD (hence, it can hardly be called 'DVD'). No normal DVD player will be able to read DVD-RAM discs, even if you use the newer DVD-RAM version without a cartridge housing.

DVD-R and DVD-RW were initially not designed to be used as a DVD-compatible recording solution. DVD compatibility was added at a later point, however since the formats were not developped for this purpose, they do not offer the level of compatibility and flexibility (while remaining DVD compatible!) that DVD+R/+RW offers. Furthermore, DVD-R/-RW is less suitable for data applications as well due to a number of technical limitations (such as the inability of random access writing). For a very extensive comparison of the various formats, please refer to Comparison with DVD-R/-RW Video Recorders and Comparison with DVD-R/-RW PC Drives.

The DVD-RAM and DVD-R/-RW supporters have announced numurous compatibility programs for their DVD players (such as "DVD-Multi" and "VR support"), however only a small minority of players will include these (costly!) additions. DVD-RAM/-R/-RW lies the burden of compatibility on the player, while DVD+R/+RW lies the burden of compatibility on the recorder itself.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. I looked at the one you reccomanded me and it looks like an all in one? Is it?

Also if the DVD- R\-RW is seamingly useless, than why call it a dvd? Arn't they more like CD's?
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Old 04-16-2004, 07:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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DVD±RW/DVD±R + CD-RW/R, yes all in one.

http://www.pchardware.co.uk/dvdformats.htm


remember..
a dvd is 4.7 gbs of data
cd is like 800 mbs
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just wait for them to increase the speed
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