Remove which old drive?

vbimport

#1

currently I have a dvd player and a second cd burner in my computer. I will be adding a dvd burner in a day or so. Does it matter which old drive I take out, the dvd player or the cd burner?

Will I ever copy straight from a dvd in the dvd player to the dvd burner? or will I always put it on the hard drive first then copy it?

What do you think?


#2

Probably not, most of the time you’ll wanna copy it to your hard drive to re-encode/strip extras/etc. But depending on what writer/reader you have, maybe the DVD-ROM you have now is faster at ripping or something like that, making it worthy to keep around.


#3

why remove it? why not just have 3 drives?


#4

I only have 2 bays


#5

Aha… thats a good reason… if it was me id get rid of the cd writer… that way you would still have the option of burning on the fly.


#6

External firewire case for your CDwriter :wink:


#7

If your CD writer does a good job, being better with CDs than the new drive or just because you would like to keep it, debro gave you a good piece of advice.

Another point being how good a reader is your “old” DVD-Rom drive compared to the new hardware…sometimes there are advantages that side.


#8

this decision just got real easy. I checked my DVD Rom drive and it can’t read recognise any disc.


#9

ok… but dont get rid of it if you dont have to… i mean unless you want to burn 2 audio cds at the same time