What's better, external USB CD-R/RW or internal IDE CD-R/RW? Tags: DVD Writers Controller CD-Rom External USB Storage Last response: August 6, 2010 4:24 AM in Storage Share Anonymous a b G Storage August 2, 2010 12:33:28 AM Got a music file transfer project. I could use external USB CD-R/RW, or I could go internal IDE - device manager on this PC (WindowsXP) says IDE controller is "intel ultra ata storage controller 24cb". Which would perform/function better? More about : external usb internal ide gtvr a b G Storage August 2, 2010 5:22:46 PM Internal IDE will function better than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 should be pretty close though, if you have a usb 3 port & device m 0 l Fetal August 6, 2010 4:24:32 AM Internal. Simple answer. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources External USB CDR/RW & USB 2.0 Forum External HD or internal with IDE/Sata to usb adapter? Forum Internal IDE OS drive - TO - external USB Raid1 Drive??? Forum Whats better? External or Internal? Forum Whats better- Internal or External Modem Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !