As you can see I am new here. I would like to say hello to everyone and thank you for any help that you are willing to give. I have been viewing this site for two weeks now to try to come to my own conclusions on what drive I want but to be frank, I am tired of it.
I have dedacated a large amount of time to reasearching every other componet in my system ex: HDs, psu, cpu, cpu heatsink, mobo, case, gpu, blah, blah,... For once I just want to be the guy that says "what do you recomend and why" and go with it (I know there are alot of people like me and I am sorry).
I have a NEC DVD +RW (ND-1100a) out of a friends Dell and I would pefer something faster. Now when I say faster I am mainly concerned with read/write speed. I have what I concider a fast computer now with a older drive in it (no good).
Would a reader and a reader/writer be the best setup or just reader/writer? I ask because for some reason I have a feeling that readers are better at reading. I am willing to pay for both if there is a diference between the two.
As for the reader I was looking at the: SOHD-16P9S http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827131407
cuz I read:
then I read:
It seems as though read/write combo is the way to go but when they are talking about scanning do they mean copying a dvd to their HD or what?
Would a reader have better performance in loading a game?
Now if it is better two have a two drive set up then I will go with the SOHD-16P9S unless there is another that someone recomends if they have good reason.
As for the reader/writer I would like to stay under the $85 mark (for two drives). I would like a strong 2 sheep drive that can do top quality burns on varous types of media. If the one drive setup is in my best intrest then I would like a very fast drive when it comes to read speeds but it does not have to be a super fast writer.
If there is any other info need from me feel free to ask.
Thank you very much for your responses.