$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... m 0 l 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? m 0 l 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... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhich one of these budget motherboards to choose for my next build? (LGA1150) Forum Solvedgoing to buy a new GFX card. which one should i choose? with a reason too :) Forum SolvedTwo different Mini ITX builds. Which one should I choose? Forum i want to purchase new 1 TB portable hdd. wich one should i choose? which can be better, and have a long life. Forum Which one will I choose? S20A300B or E2041T Forum Can I have 2 hard drives. One with Win 7 32bit and the other with win 8.1 64bit and choose which system to boot into? Forum An AMD or INTEL Build (which one is better; help me choose) Forum Fast Drive which one to choose? Forum SolvedAfter building my new computer selling old one and keeping hard drive.... Forum SolvedNew build shuts off whenever I connect more than one hard drive Forum SolvedNew build: Intel Core i5 2500 vs 3570 (both non-k) - Which one to get? Forum SolvedCan I switch my hard drive from my current build to my new one Forum SolvedCan I install the optical drive from one computer to a new one I'm building? Forum £300 Builds: Which one to choose? Forum 24X7 Usage Hard drive (High read & write WorkLoad)..Which one is the best Forum which one of these builds should i choose? Forum Compare budget Intel & AMD builds (which one to choose)? Forum I have a new computer which I ordered with 1TB hdd but the guy put in two 500gb HDD instead. I want them to work as one drive Forum Upgrade to new motherboard and graphics card - which ones to choose? Forum SolvedWhich one out of these for new build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !