dvd wear and tear

hello,
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.
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  1. 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.

    Rob
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  2. Absolutely not. You would think that the manufacturers would test and retest the product for "all around" purposes and not just for DVDs and/or CDRWs.

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  3. Actually, if you listen to an audio CD from a DVD, the quality is slightly less than from a regular CDROM. However, the "real difference" here isn't even noticeable.

    Rob
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  4. huh?

    how does that work exactly?
    i assumed that the digital data was read off, converted inhouse, then channeled off to the soundcard down the cd audio line.

    how does the dvd differ?

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