$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 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 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 Which one will I choose? S20A300B or E2041T 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 which one of these builds should i choose? Forum 24X7 Usage Hard drive (High read & write WorkLoad)..Which one is the best 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 Compare budget Intel & AMD builds (which one to choose)? Forum SolvedWhich one out of these for new build Forum New SSDs, which one to choose? Forum Add a Mechanical Drive to existing SSDD build - how and which one? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !