Need CD-Rom Recommendations Please

vbimport

#1

Looking for a solid all around CD-Rom -- DAE quality/performance, CD-RW read performance, low access time, etc.

TIA>


#2

cd-r(w) drives have dropped considerably and are pretty cheap now, if you bought one it would work as a burner and a reader so you might even be able to make two cds at once. Or you could go with a dvd drive, i have a toshiba dvd/cd-rw drive and its really cool and works great.


#3

Thanks for the reply…

Three things I should have probably mentioned:

[ul]
[li]Device space isn’t a factor and I already have a burner, so I have no need for a combo drive.
[/li][li]Occasionally I wish to copy CDs on the fly, so a CD-Rom reader is needed.
[/li][li]I prefer watching DVDs on a stand alone system and big screen TV:), so I have no need for a DVD-Rom.
[/li][/ul]

Given the DAE performance/quality of today’s burners, DAE really isn’t that important (should have listed it last in my initial post:)). Anyway, I just need a fast reader with solid access times and good CD-RW performance. Noise isn’t a factor either.


#4

Top of all readers is still the Plextor40TS-scsi I guess, but more expensive…
Good IDE brands are TEAC or ASUS.


#5

If speed is your main concern, you might want to check out www.cdspeed2000.com
It does not tell how the ruggedness of the drive is, though…