Please explain some jargon

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#1

Can anyone tell me what is the difference between a combo R/W drive and a Dual DVD burner?


#2
Edit:

This answer was so terribly wrong…deleted it


#3

Originally posted by philiplee

Can anyone tell me what is the difference between a combo R/W drive

and a Dual DVD burner?
Combo = 2 (CD writer & DVD reader) in 1 box , so to say :).

Dual DVD burner = the one that handles both DVD±RW formats, i.e “-” & “+”.
Most all recent DVD burners are dual, so you don’t have to worry 'bout that much.

You can find more on this subject here > www.cdfreaks.com/article/search/B


#4

Oops…did I get those wrong badly…please ignore my previous post… (another reason I should stay away from technical stuff :wink: )


#5

Is it true that combo drives now dominate the PC market but that is expected to be replaced by DVD burners this year?


#6

Well, for a lot of people, combo drives are very conventional because of:

1)They have 2 types of drives in 1
2)They are cheaper than buying the drives seperately
3)They save space in the computer
4)Depending on the drive they have little or no difference to a regular CDRW or CD reader in terms of performance.


#7

Originally posted by philiplee

Is it true that combo drives now dominate the PC market but that is expected to be replaced by DVD burners this year?
Never heard of such statistics.
I believe the PC market is still dominated by CD burners, which getting cheaper and cheaper.
Who knows when the replacement takes place ?
Perhaps it won’t happen until the DVD burner is as affordable as the CD burner.


#8

Originally posted by BoSkin
Never heard of such statistics.

Neither had I. Where is your source?