View Full Version : Ultra-DMA Mode 2 ( 33.3 MB/sec ). would it slow me down?

06-30-05, 11:47 PM
Do yall think an Ultra-DMA Mode 2 ( 33.3 MB/sec )
DVD-ROM would slow me down alot in games like halo,bf2 or what do you think? (its a lite-on) Thanks

06-30-05, 11:52 PM
No, I beleive only hard drives require higher, most optical drives come retail with a 40 conductor cable and not an 80. No optical drive I have ever seen can put out 33MB/s sustained.

07-01-05, 12:14 AM
i think that answered my question. anyways i was confusing it with those 133mb/s hdd. I'm getting one on ebay for $20. thanks

07-01-05, 02:29 PM
no drive can even run at 133mb/s the actual speeds are in the 60s, no matter the drive(this is for Hard drives mostly). The time where you might see a slowdown is when copying a CD to your hard drive/installing from a CD. As for halo and bf2, the CD is jsut there for authentication. It doesnt really read anything from the disk so the speed is not an issue there.

And btw Welcome to the forums! :welcome: