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$20 media drive for new build, one writes, one doesn't.. Choose which?

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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?
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?
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December 13, 2010 7:17:05 PM

The manufacturing doesn't cost any different (or is very negligible). Go with the ASUS DVD Burner...
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