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

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  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.

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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.

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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.

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    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?

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    I have fire-wire connections for my home network. Two comps running Win XP Home and Pro. Linked to a Cable modem. Never a problem with home network.
    "There are white lies, damned lies and....statistics!"

    Mark Twain

    Yeah,
    Grumpy Troll

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    Default really OT

    really OT but Grumpy_Troll, no ethernet?
    the modern world:
    net helpmsg 4006

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy_Troll
    I have fire-wire connections for my home network. Two comps running Win XP Home and Pro. Linked to a Cable modem. Never a problem with home network.
    Heh I do that for the small hop that I have between the two systems, windows x64 plays nice with a linux box, Its almost scarry....

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    Neat guys.
    the modern world:
    net helpmsg 4006

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

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