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January 13, 2006 12:57:49 PM

Is there any value in having more than one CD/DVD burner? Can you copy one CD to another? I'm going to build a computer and the only optical device I've had is a CD reader.


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January 13, 2006 2:14:31 PM

you can copy from one cd to another but only need one burner for that a regular cd/dvd rom would work as well. But just about as quick to copy cds without the second drive (nero disc copy ...etc) which copies if to hd then to disk.
January 13, 2006 2:55:42 PM

Only reason to have 2 burners is so you can burn 2 disks at the same time - not something I do regularly...

A direct CD/DVD-to-CD/DVD copy can be done with 1 burner and 1 reader, but most if not all burner software can do a copy with just a burner - it reads the source to the hard drive then you swap in a blank and it burns it.

So, really, only 1 drive is needed - a burner, since it can read too.

Mike.
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