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August 12, 2007 11:26:44 AM

I'm getting my new system in a few weeks. The case has three 5.25" bays and two 3.5" bays. However, I'm only going to be using one of them for a DVD writer.

I've been out of the system buying thing for the last 5 years.

Can you tell me based on what's been happening with technology since then what else I should be getting or should be having?

I'm thinking about getting a 3.5" floppy drive and maybe a DVD reader?

Thanks.

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August 12, 2007 12:17:32 PM

If you are planning on Vista then there is no reason to get a floppy drive. I bought a 3.5" bay card reader for my new build instead and there are options such as combo floppy/card reader that would be much more useful. As far as DVD drives Lite-on is always a good combination of price/performance and as far as hard drives 500gb is about the best price per gig.
August 12, 2007 12:25:41 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. The reason I was looking into a 3.5" floppy is because I still have over 500 of those disks with data. I thought it would be a convenience just to have the drive.

Is Lite-on LG???

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August 12, 2007 12:37:18 PM

If you'll use the floppy then get one but something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'm sure you'll find much more useful. And no Lite-on isn't LG although they might build drives for LG, many companies rename Lite-on drives and sell them as their own. Something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... fast and inexpensive. This http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is the one I have.
August 12, 2007 2:55:43 PM

Thanks again. I find myself sometimes watching a DVD movie and burning a CD/DVD at the same time. I'm already getting a DVD-writer. Would you recommend just getting a DVD-reader or a 2nd DVD-writer?
August 12, 2007 3:28:24 PM

DVD Rom drives are not much less expensive than DVD burners. You currently have a DVD burner I assume, is it dual layer, if not you might want to get one also newer burners are usually faster with less errors than older models also Lightscribe is something you might want. If you already have a dual layer burner that you like there is very little reason to get another one a DVD Rom drive would work fine. This http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is a good DVD Rom drive and quite inexpensive.
August 12, 2007 6:10:35 PM

Thanks again. The burner I'm getting has lightscribe and is dual burner. I'll look into the DVD-rom.
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