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Anonymous
February 12, 2005 12:45:09 PM

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I notice that most Dells offer a dual optical drive option. Aside from on
the fly disc duplication, what am I missing by only having say a DVD-RW?
Thanks.

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Anonymous
February 12, 2005 12:45:10 PM

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"Cyrius7" <gorcon@schmorcon.com> wrote in message
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>I notice that most Dells offer a dual optical drive option. Aside from on
>the fly disc duplication, what am I missing by only having say a DVD-RW?
>Thanks.

Thats about it, aside from having a faster CDROM drive. I presume the DVD-RW
also burns CD's? What about CDRW's?

-NuTs
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 5:07:41 PM

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"Cyrius7" <gorcon@schmorcon.com> wrote:
>I notice that most Dells offer a dual optical drive option. Aside from on
>the fly disc duplication, what am I missing by only having say a DVD-RW?

Some of the Does-It-All drives are _really_ slow with (say) CD-RW
disks, IME.
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February 12, 2005 6:13:02 PM

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On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 09:45:09 -0500, "Cyrius7" <gorcon@schmorcon.com>
wrote:

>I notice that most Dells offer a dual optical drive option. Aside from on
>the fly disc duplication, what am I missing by only having say a DVD-RW?
>Thanks.
>

Most DVD-ROM drive will rip faster than the burner. If that matters
to you.

Some people also prefer to save wear and tear on the buner with a
second drive. With the cost of drives dropping, that's less of a
concern, IMO.

Dave
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 6:13:03 PM

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DVD-ROM drives are read-only. You must mean DVD+/- R/W.

In normal use, a DVD drive does not "wear out".

Ted Zieglar

"Dave" <dmjohn29@REMOVE.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 09:45:09 -0500, "Cyrius7" <gorcon@schmorcon.com>
> wrote:
>
>>I notice that most Dells offer a dual optical drive option. Aside from on
>>the fly disc duplication, what am I missing by only having say a DVD-RW?
>>Thanks.
>>
>
> Most DVD-ROM drive will rip faster than the burner. If that matters
> to you.
>
> Some people also prefer to save wear and tear on the buner with a
> second drive. With the cost of drives dropping, that's less of a
> concern, IMO.
>
> Dave
February 15, 2005 5:43:42 AM

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No, I meant DVD-ROM.

On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 14:10:53 -0500, "Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com>
wrote:

>DVD-ROM drives are read-only. You must mean DVD+/- R/W.
>
>In normal use, a DVD drive does not "wear out".
>
>Ted Zieglar
>
>"Dave" <dmjohn29@REMOVE.hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:r47s01l88n72mkrljqbr2kebmfleh1d42j@4ax.com...
>> On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 09:45:09 -0500, "Cyrius7" <gorcon@schmorcon.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>I notice that most Dells offer a dual optical drive option. Aside from on
>>>the fly disc duplication, what am I missing by only having say a DVD-RW?
>>>Thanks.
>>>
>>
>> Most DVD-ROM drive will rip faster than the burner. If that matters
>> to you.
>>
>> Some people also prefer to save wear and tear on the buner with a
>> second drive. With the cost of drives dropping, that's less of a
>> concern, IMO.
>>
>> Dave
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