Help getting started with right hardware

vbimport

#1

I want to make backup copies of DVD’s and Cd’s. I have a CD burner now.
Looking to get a DVD burner(possibly a BenQ 1620). Do I need a DVD reader to go with the DVD burner or would on esuffice? I want to start off with the right hardware,then I’ll do my research on how to acually do it.


#2

A DVD burner will read DVD’s. No need to waste money on two drives when one is good enough.


#3

you don’t really need two, but you will learn that different burners have different strengths

me personally, i have an NEC writer for “quality burns” with a variety of media but NEC’s are not known for their reading ability
i also have a Liteon 1633 for reading and kprobing discs because they are not the best burners because they are picky with their media (really only like +R)