Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Question about DVD burners and players

Last response: in Storage
Share
May 15, 2009 7:28:12 AM

LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136147

This is probably a dumb question:

Will this only Burn DVD and CD? Or will it burn and play movies, off dvds, or play games or anything like that?

Another question: Do the cables come with this in the box?

If not, what type of cables do i need to buy?


Thanks!
a c 127 G Storage
May 15, 2009 8:12:50 AM

Cables come with your motherboard, not with any harddrive or CD/DVD drive. If you don't have any spare cables, you still need them. For newer models you need a Serial ATA power cable (or Molex to SATA power converter cable) going to your power supply and a Serial ATA data cable (the red cable) going to your motherboard. Older "Parallel ATA" drives use old Molex+PATA connectors, but generally you should go for SATA.

Also, you can write both music, data and videos to either a cd and/or dvd. If you use a program like Nero on Windows or Brasero on Linux you are asked what type of disc you would like to create, a data disc for computers only containing files just like a harddrive, a video-disc just like Video DVDs you buy in the store (with a menu etc), or a Music CD playable on standalone audio equipment. You have to use correct software to do this task, but any DVD burner (hardware) should be able to burn both data, video and audio. It probably won't know the difference between these as this is a software-thing.
May 15, 2009 8:29:29 AM

sub mesa said:
Cables come with your motherboard, not with any harddrive or CD/DVD drive. If you don't have any spare cables, you still need them. For newer models you need a Serial ATA power cable (or Molex to SATA power converter cable) going to your power supply and a Serial ATA data cable (the red cable) going to your motherboard. Older "Parallel ATA" drives use old Molex+PATA connectors, but generally you should go for SATA.

Also, you can write both music, data and videos to either a cd and/or dvd. If you use a program like Nero on Windows or Brasero on Linux you are asked what type of disc you would like to create, a data disc for computers only containing files just like a harddrive, a video-disc just like Video DVDs you buy in the store (with a menu etc), or a Music CD playable on standalone audio equipment. You have to use correct software to do this task, but any DVD burner (hardware) should be able to burn both data, video and audio. It probably won't know the difference between these as this is a software-thing.



Thanks for the advice on the cables. One question, shouldnt the power cables come with the power supply? Or are you talking about getting extensions?

Also, for the cd/dvd burner i wasnt really asking about burning a cd or dvd rather was looking into wheter it would be able to use it as just a dvd/cd rom. For instance, watching a dvd on computer, playing game, or installing program from a dvd/cd. Or am I limited to only burning cd/dvd?

Does that make sense?
Related resources
a c 127 G Storage
May 15, 2009 8:40:41 AM

Oh i see your point. Well in the past you had people buying both a burner and a normal CD/DVD "ROM" drive. This could also facilitate on-the-fly copies. But the truth is you really only need the CD/DVD Burner and nothing else. It can read just fine and you can make copies by first reading the source, then swapping with a burnable "empty" disc when Nero asks for it. You do not need a seperate CD/DVD ROM drive. IMO that would be a waste of your money.

Power cables come with any power supply, but there are older ("Molex") power cables and newer ("SATA") power cables. Only modern power supplies natively have these newer SATA power cables, and often they only have a few. Cheap Molex-to-SATA-power-converter-cables are common though. Look at this pic and it'll become clear:


So this is a converter cable converting Molex from your Power Supply to a Serial ATA power connector for your SATA CD/DVD drive or SATA harddisk.
a c 127 G Storage
May 15, 2009 8:44:04 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.aspx?CurImage=2...

This would be a SATA version of the LG DVD burner you gave, the one you listed is an older PATA version. Its up to you if you want SATA or PATA. You should also check to see if your motherboard has a free PATA or SATA connector. Very old motherboards do not have SATA.
May 15, 2009 8:59:41 AM

sub mesa said:
Cables come with your motherboard, not with any harddrive or CD/DVD drive. If you don't have any spare cables, you still need them. For newer models you need a Serial ATA power cable (or Molex to SATA power converter cable) going to your power supply and a Serial ATA data cable (the red cable) going to your motherboard. Older "Parallel ATA" drives use old Molex+PATA connectors, but generally you should go for SATA.

Also, you can write both music, data and videos to either a cd and/or dvd. If you use a program like Nero on Windows or Brasero on Linux you are asked what type of disc you would like to create, a data disc for computers only containing files just like a harddrive, a video-disc just like Video DVDs you buy in the store (with a menu etc), or a Music CD playable on standalone audio equipment. You have to use correct software to do this task, but any DVD burner (hardware) should be able to burn both data, video and audio. It probably won't know the difference between these as this is a software-thing.


This is all for a new system build. And now that I understand everything will be using SATA cabeling.

Here is the mobo im getting:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

tks for ur help!
a c 127 G Storage
May 15, 2009 9:04:17 AM

Alright then you should definately pick the SATA version and not the PATA version, since your new motherboard only comes with one PATA connector and its considered outdated right now. Go SATA. :) 
May 15, 2009 9:05:26 AM

Thanks alot for your help!
!