i was thinking about getting rid of my old cdrom and using my dvd and or cdr for a cdrom. honestly i don't use a cdrom that much, other than installing my OS or software and that's just about only when i reformat, and that's not very often. and i'll listen to audio cds sometimes. would this put too much wear and tear on this/these devices? any pros or cons would be helpful, thanks.
It's preferable to save devices like a CDRW for their primary purpose, as they have a "mean time between failures" number, measured in "power on hours." Using it for simply reading a CD would subtract from its POH.