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I've seen some people get a DVD writer + a DVD-ROM drive. I only have a DVD writer on my shopping list though...

Is there any reason to get Both drives? It seems to me like a plain ol' DVD writer can do everything necessary (read/write CDs, read/write DVDs)

Thanks
-EJ
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post #2 of 4
if you want to copy DVDs maybe but even then you could just save an image and then burn it. it's just nice sometimes.
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No, there is no reason to get it. A single DVD±RW is sufficient for everything. The only reason people get two drives is to copy DVDs/CDs directly. Unless you use that A LOT there is no reason to get two. If you have one DVD±RW, the software will create a temporary image for you and burn it. Stay with one and save yourself $30.
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Ah okay great, thanks guys! I don't really ever copy cds/dvds so I'll just stick with the single drive.

-EJ
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