Which drive to use as a reader

I have HP 9300i CD-RW and a normal Asus CDS-500 CD-drive. I was just wondering that which drive is better for me to use as a reader when I read a image to HD using CloneCD…?

Only use a cd-writer as less as possible for reading purposes. The life span of the laser unit may depend on it.

For normal cd’s it doesn’t matter which one you use , but for basic copy protections you have to find out if your asus can handle those.