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OK, another daft question, but I have asked others without any luck.
What is the dIffernce in these drives.
DVD/CD- RW and DVD-R/CD-RW
Thanks for your time.
12-19-2002, 05:05 AM
A so-called combo drive
It is a DVD-ROM drive with a CD-RW writer in it.
-> only reads DVD -> read/write/rewrite CD-RW
Writes/reads both DVD and CD- with rewrite only for CD's.
-> Write/read DVD-R -> Read/write/rewrite
There's also DVD-RAM?? I guess both don't write them but may read them.
12-19-2002, 05:09 AM
Sounds quite simple:
The first can only read DVDs and burn writables & re-writables CD.
The second can also burn DVD.
Be carreful, as writable DVD goes in different forms.
There's DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+R & DVD+RW.
The tendance seems to go to the +R formats...
12-19-2002, 05:17 AM
currently there seem's to be a great movement toward the
combo DVD+R/+RW drives which also can burn CD-R/-RW
nec and memotex has some with a very good prices.
(actually I would hesitate to suggest anyone to buy CD-R/-RW drives now)
OK, as I thought.
Many thanks for the replies.
Have a good one.
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