View Full Version : Anyone find a hot deals on DVD-Rom Drives?
07-26-2000, 08:42 AM
I'm not too familiar with what a good speed for the DVD-Rom to be but I want it to be at least 32x CD-Rom speed. Any price is good for now. Can someone please help?
07-26-2000, 08:59 AM
the speed of a dvd-rom drive is actually misleading. the only difference between a 1x drive and a 10x drive is the seek time. a 1x drive will play a dvd just as well as a 10x drive, but if you do any searching or jumping around between chapters, the 10x would be 10 times faster at doing so. i have a toshiba 8x and am quite pleased.
07-26-2000, 09:14 AM
you only need a fast dvd drive if you're playing dvd games. But since those are rare, who cares. But a fast dvd drive also means a fast cdrom. The fastest so far is only a 40x cdrom that I know of. I heard sometime ago that philips came out with a single chip dvd rom that does 12x dvd and 52x cd. even the 16x dvd now only do 40x cd.
07-26-2000, 09:18 AM
Coleslaw how much was your toshiba 8x?
07-26-2000, 10:14 AM
i bought it about 5 or 6 months ago, so the price has probably dropped since. if i recall correctly, it was $192 at the time.
07-26-2000, 01:06 PM
for that price now, you can get a really nice one with a decoder card!
I got mine ??? 2 months ago
$130 pioneer dvd 10x CD 40x
+ sigma magic decoder which I don't need any more...
around 100 - 150 should be enough...
07-27-2000, 07:27 AM
Here is a fairly good deal on dvd rom, at just over 100 bucks its not so expensive.
Its a 12x DVD and 40x CDso that should meet your criteria http://www.us.buy.com/business/product.asp?sku=10250639&loc=101
07-27-2000, 07:28 AM
i forgot to mention that dvd rom is on $119.00
07-27-2000, 07:32 AM
thanks I'm gonna place my order soon
07-27-2000, 07:38 AM
As always, <A HREF="http://www.compgeeks.com/">Computer Geeks</A> has some pretty good deals on Creative (as in the Soundblaster company) DVD-ROM drives. I think they had a 6x with decoder card for $92 yesterday, which sounds pretty good. I haven't really used these drives though, and to be honest, I haven't been very satisfied with my Creative CD-ROM drive experiences.
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