$20 media drive for new build, one writes, one doesn't.. Choose which? Tags: DVD Drives DVD Burner New Build Storage Product Last response: December 13, 2010 7:17 PM in Storage Share wannaturnuptheheat December 13, 2010 6:08:42 PM I have two options. A DVD-ROM drive that reads DVDs at 18x and CDs at 48x or A DVD Burner that writes all sorts of things, and also reads DVDs at 16x and CDs at 48x. Both are priced at $20. Am I missing something, or is that Asus drive an astoundingly better deal? More about : media drive build writes choose sadams04 December 13, 2010 6:42:16 PM Don't put a whole lot of thought into it. DVD burners are a "dime a dozen".... Just choose one that matches your case for that $20 price mark. Newegg list => http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... wannaturnuptheheat December 13, 2010 6:46:57 PM sadams04 said:Don't put a whole lot of thought into it. DVD burners are a "dime a dozen".... Just choose one that matches your case for that $20 price mark. Newegg list => http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... Well, that's the problem -- one is a DVD Burner, one is just a DVD-ROM. Why are they priced the same? Is it just that $20 is the bare minimum price for the parts and materials, and that both are similarly manufactured? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sadams04 December 13, 2010 7:17:05 PM The manufacturing doesn't cost any different (or is very negligible). Go with the ASUS DVD Burner... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI need a new rig, a very good one ForumWindows 7 Doesn't Recognize MyBook 2.0 Forume4300 e4400 e6320 e6420: which one to choose ? ForumRAID 5 Configuration writes at 6 to 8Mb/s ForumGPU... which one to buy? Vote here and find out! ForumWhich RAID setup for 26TB Media Server / HTPC ? ForumValue chip choices ... which one would you choose ? Forum2 builds under 3k, which one is the winner ForumEnthusiast build , which one ?..... ForumNew System Build : Building One ForumAMD or Intel (and which one ) for media streaming HTPC/server hybrid ForumChoose the best one ForumWhich of these 2 HP computers would be the better one to... ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumWhat Hard Drive should I get? ForumHow can i increase the size of c drive with out formatting it ForumWhy is my WD drive so slow? ForumFlash drive sony data recovery Forum1TB Hard drive question? ForumCan DVD SuperMulti Drive read CDs? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !