Buying a cd writer need some advice

Discussion in 'Computers' started by MikeFR, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. MikeFR

    MikeFR Supporting Actor

    May 16, 2002
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    Im calling upon the great wisdom of the HTF [​IMG]

    I am trying to decide between two drives. The first is the LG GCE-8525B 52X32X52 CD-RW, the second is the LG GCC-4521B 52x 32x 52x CD-RW/16x DVD.

    At first I was going to get the 52x32x52 CD-RW drive but then I noticed the other drive which also was capable of reading DVD's.

    I most likely would not use the dvd portion very often. In fact I would probably only use it for DVD Profiler [​IMG].

    I could not find any reviews for the drive with dvd capabilities so basically what I am wondering is, would there be any difference between the two models when it comes to cd-r and cd-rw writing.

    Does anyone think there would be a difference/problem(s) between the two drives?

    The dvd drive is only $10 more at the moment so I am leaning toward picking that one up.

    Anyone have any thoughts?

  2. Will_B

    Will_B Producer

    Mar 6, 2001
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    The lack of replies pretty much means that we're surprised they even make CD-R burners anymore. DVD-R burners also burn CD-Rs, so just get one of those.

    If you have a MicroCenter in your area, they usually have tons of old CD-R burners that people were throwing away, for cheap.
  3. Mike LS

    Mike LS Supporting Actor

    Jun 29, 2000
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    CD burning technology is so widespread that most any drive you find that has the features you want at the price you're looking for is pretty safe to go with.

    I wouldn't spend more than $50 for whatever you get.

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