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 Fetal August 6, 2010 4:24:32 AM Internal. Simple answer. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMy CD-R/RW is not showing up in My Comp ForumUSB vs Internal ForumCD-R/RW Drive Problems ForumCan I backup my internal hard drive to a USB drive? ForumWhat can make my PC better to run games? ForumInternal IDE OS drive - TO - external USB Raid1 Drive??? ForumXP Pro is first OS on internal HD; want to put Server 2003.. ForumHow to make my Comp Better ForumThe Challenge - 2nd Build - Frankencomp ForumExternal HD or internal with IDE /Sata to usb adapter? ForumWitch Gaming Pc is Better ? ForumWhich system configuration is better ? ForumWhat is the best brad and version of a gtx66ti ForumNever built a system before, first try..please take a look ForumQuestion About Build ForumBuilding new PC-AMD or Intel? ForumNoblesse 550W v.s. SX-1040 400W ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forumif i put 4 SSDs in RAID0 instead of 1 SSD what exactly will be faster ForumExternal Hard Drive data transfer. More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !