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Athlonman

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I need to bye a new cd-rom and was wondering if its better to just get a dvd-rom for one of these?

CD ROMs
52x ACER ACER52X 52X CD ROM IDE $47.63

CD ROMs
52x AOPEN SCACD956-R 56X Aopen CD Rom Retail Box $47.04

CD ROMs
52x ASUS CRASCDS520 CDROM 52X 128K $49.84

CD ROMs
52x CREATIVE CREATIVE 52X CD ROM $47.04

CD ROMs
52x LG GOLDSTAR GOLDSTAR 52X CD ROM $42.78

CD ROMs
52x SAMSUNG CDR027 52x IDE CD ROM $44.46
 

Gravity Man

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I'd definitely go with a DVD drive over any CD-ROM drive if you have the money. I just replaced my 50x Asus CD-ROM with a 16x Pioneer slot-loading DVD drive. The Pioneer cost me about $40 more than the Asus did, and it spins up faster, it's quieter, it's just as fast, and I can play DVDs on it.
 

RainMaQer

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Gravity Man said:
I'd definitely go with a DVD drive over any CD-ROM drive if you have the money. I just replaced my 50x Asus CD-ROM with a 16x Pioneer slot-loading DVD drive. The Pioneer cost me about $40 more than the Asus did, and it spins up faster, it's quieter, it's just as fast, and I can play DVDs on it.

And the extraction rates and sometimes transfer rates are higher. A good DVD player is worth the money. I only have a 10X DVD and it kicks my 40X CDROM all over the room :D Watching movies on your computer is a TOTAL plus... Get bored... watch a movie :D
 

Yodums

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If your willing to watch movies and make use for the DVD-Rom then I'd buy it anyday. If not just get either the Asus or Creative 52x, they both seem to have great quality.
 
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Athlonman

Athlonman

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well I have a list of dvd-roms here to pic from

DVD ROMs
16x LG LG8160 16X DVD ROM OEM $88.48

DVD ROMs
16x LITEON LITEON16X 16X DVD - OEM $94.08

DVD ROMs
16x PANASONIC SR8587PAN SR8587 16x INT IDE DVD Drive $100.80

DVD ROMs
16x PIONEER PIO-16X40BLACK 16x40 DVD / CD ROM TRAY LOAD IDE BLACK OEM $99.68

DVD ROMs
16x SONY DVD-1640 16x40 DVD / CD ROM SLOT IDE OEM - SONY $92.40

what do you guys think?
 

Yodums

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ClaytonComp said:
well I have a list of dvd-roms here to pic from

DVD ROMs
16x LG LG8160 16X DVD ROM OEM $88.48

DVD ROMs
16x LITEON LITEON16X 16X DVD - OEM $94.08

DVD ROMs
16x PANASONIC SR8587PAN SR8587 16x INT IDE DVD Drive $100.80

DVD ROMs
16x PIONEER PIO-16X40BLACK 16x40 DVD / CD ROM TRAY LOAD IDE BLACK OEM $99.68

DVD ROMs
16x SONY DVD-1640 16x40 DVD / CD ROM SLOT IDE OEM - SONY $92.40

what do you guys think?

The Pioneer or Panasonic are the same quality and they're great. Although if you have a black case, go for the Pioneer.

Yodums