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    i have just brought a new dvd combi drive that will write both dvd formats aswell as cd.

    i am currently rebuilding/upgrading my pc this is the last piece of the jigsaw before i start to rip out and insert new device's etc.

    i currently have a cdrom with a cdrw drive which should i take out. the spec for each drive as follows.

    nec
    28x cd rom

    hp
    cd read 32x
    write to cd-r 8x
    4x write to cd-rw

    ( a bit slow i know but does job for me never had any probs at all)


    new dvd drive
    4x write to dvd +/-r and to dvd+rw
    2x write to dvd-rw
    40x write to cd-r
    24x write to cd-rw
    12x read dvd
    40x cd rom

    what i want to know is which of these other drives would be best to sit above my new dvd drive?


    thanks for any advice in advance

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    I would have to say remove both.

    Install a DVD player instead. That way you can copy DVD to DVD without swapping discs.

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    Originally posted by Virtualbody1234@30 December 2003 - 00:14
    I would have to say remove both.

    Install a DVD player instead. That way you can copy DVD to DVD without swapping discs.
    being totally thick here how can i install a dvd player???

    do you mean another dvd rom drive only?

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    Originally posted by zolaisugly+29 December 2003 - 17:18--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (zolaisugly @ 29 December 2003 - 17:18)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Virtualbody1234@30 December 2003 - 00:14
    I would have to say remove both.

    Install a DVD player instead. That way you can copy DVD to DVD without swapping discs.
    being totally thick here how can i install a dvd player???

    do you mean another dvd rom drive only? [/b][/quote]
    Yes, that&#39;s what I mean. A drive that can read DVD media.

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    Originally posted by Virtualbody1234@29 December 2003 - 23:14
    I would have to say remove both.

    Install a DVD player instead. That way you can copy DVD to DVD without swapping discs.
    If you want to copy dvd movies, then in most cases it would impossible to copy from dvd-rom to dvd-writer because most movie disks are greater than 4.38 Gb, so will have to copy onto hard drive first to shrink the size to fit on a dvd-r.

    My advice would be to get rid of both cd-rom and cd-writer and just keep the dvd-writer.
    Robert00000

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    Originally posted by Robert00000+29 December 2003 - 20:58--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Robert00000 @ 29 December 2003 - 20:58)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Virtualbody1234@29 December 2003 - 23:14
    I would have to say remove both.

    Install a DVD player instead. That way you can copy DVD to DVD without swapping discs.
    If you want to copy dvd movies, then in most cases it would impossible to copy from dvd-rom to dvd-writer because most movie disks are greater than 4.38 Gb, so will have to copy onto hard drive first to shrink the size to fit on a dvd-r.

    My advice would be to get rid of both cd-rom and cd-writer and just keep the dvd-writer. [/b][/quote]
    This is not true either.

    There are some neat software packages that will copy the whole movie and fit it onto the 4.7gig discs.

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