View Poll Results: USB 2.0 dvd writer or usual dvd writer

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Thread: im getting a dvd burner

  1. #1
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    Default im getting a dvd burner

    Which burner i should get USB 2.0 or the usual Post why or why not.

  2. #2

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    If you need a portable drive than go for the USB drive otherwise just take a normal IDE drive. There are some good reviews at http://www.cdrlabs.com/ or http://www.cdfreaks.com read them and choose your favourite.

    p.s. I just purchased a NEC3540A and I'm really impressed by the writing quality seems to be a good deal.

  3. #3

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    correct me if im wrong but wouldnt the data transfer rates be faster on ide than usb?

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    No, the DVD drive itself is much slower than IDE or USB2 High Speed bus.
    Same thing with hard drives, an ATA/66 bus is just as fast as SATA2/300 since the hard drive itself is slower than both of them.

  5. #5

    Default USB 2.0 / firewire poll

    Since this topic has a poll already: I'll ask this, do most people not have firewire ports on their machines?

  6. #6
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    All computers I have from 2002 or newer contain at least one firewire port, including laptops.

  7. #7

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    Do as I did:

    I baught an new DVD writer IDE and When Id need it I unplug it form my Home pc and put it in my USBII Case for IDE...

    Maximus

  8. #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by JariK-Tietomedia
    No, the DVD drive itself is much slower than IDE or USB2 High Speed bus.
    Same thing with hard drives, an ATA/66 bus is just as fast as SATA2/300 since the hard drive itself is slower than both of them.
    that's exactly right, although the ata specs are for the entire bus (master + slave), so any performance "increase" would be because the cdrom is not taking any bandwidth from the ide bus. but any ata133 bus should be much more than enough for a cdrom and disk drive anyways.

    i'd go usb 2 only cause i've maxed out my ide+sata channels with hdd
    Athlon X2 3800
    2gb DDR400
    6800nu -> 16x6
    2x160 SATA Raid, 160gb + 80gb + 80gb IDE

  9. #9

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    I'm with TEAC and it burns everything with no problem .

  10. #10

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    Get a plextor, there is nothing like a good plextor burner.

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