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Got a DVD Burner; do I need my CD burner anymore?

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June 10, 2007 9:44:33 PM

The title explains my question.

I used to have a DVD-Rom drive and a CD burner, but now have a DVD Burner wih my new build, and wanted to avoid instaling the old CD burner.

I am assuming that I wouldn't need the CD burner anymore; am I missing anything? My CD burner is 52x24x52x.

Just wanted to check in case anyone thinks of any considerations before I eBay it!

June 10, 2007 10:15:54 PM

ebay the antique :lol: 
a b G Storage
June 10, 2007 10:40:10 PM

And let us know how much you got for it on eBay :lol:  :lol:  It's not worth the postage stamps, what with DVD-RW burners at $30.

You'll be fine, DVD burners can burn CDs. Even the junk I got in 2004 could do it. If you use Nero Express you'll just have to pick "CD" instead of "DVD" from the dropdown list on the main page.
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June 12, 2007 7:59:36 PM

Thank you! I'll stick to the new drive.
June 12, 2007 8:21:38 PM

Always nice to have that back-up though...;)
June 12, 2007 9:08:55 PM

Well you can go three ways, you can keep both drives in for on-the-fly copying, burning CD's while watching a DVD, leaving a game disc in the drive while doing something else etc. Or you can pull the CD burner and keep it in case your DVD burner dies (you'd ant to grab a new DVD burner quick but the CD could keep you going), or you can chuck the CD drive. Personally I'd go with 2 or 3 depending on whether or not you are likely to have the spare cash to hop over to Fry's and snag a new DVD burner right away or not.
June 12, 2007 9:20:16 PM

Agreed I keep my extra drives just in case something happens. :wink:
June 14, 2007 6:11:46 AM

if you want to burn cd audio, keep it
if not ,sell it