imo, if you already have a cd writer, then theres no point to getting a DVD-ROM. Say youre building a new computer and need a new cdwriter, then you might as well get a cdwriter/dvd-rom combo.
thats exactly my situation... i never thought of getting a dvd-rom just for dvd ripping/reading, but now that im buying a new computer and im in need of a new cdwriter (selling my old one with my old computer), i figured the combo is only $13 more.
sorry to get off topic, but whats a good cdrw/dvd-rom combo that will be used for cd writing and dvd ripping? in Canada, NCIX is my go to store, and they only have a liteon and LG, so im leaning towards the LG 4521b 52x cdrw/16x dvd-rom combo. Will that be good for DVD ripping?