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  1. Member Xylob the Destroyer's Avatar
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    like the subject line says; is it possible to add DVD-ROM drives to the "LISTS" section?
    I find the lists and ratings/comments of the media, players, cards, writers, and tools to be very helpful, but why nothing for read only DVD drives?
    I know I can't be the only one who has added a read only drive to help avoid wear & tear on their burner.
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    Originally Posted by Xylob the Destroyer
    I know I can't be the only one who has added a read only drive to help avoid wear & tear on their burner.
    You are the ONLY one.
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    I purchased a dvd rom drive to prevent wear and tear on my buner, but that was a while ago while dvd burners were still expensive.

    Since the price of dvd burner have dropped significantly, the price difference between a dvd rom and dvd burner is minimal. If my dvd rom would ever fail, id be purchasing another dvd burner instead.
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick
    You are the ONLY one.
    dork.
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    I use My Pioneer 111 to avoid wear and tear on my DVD-ROM drive. It was a gift from my dear uncle Earl. May he RIP.

    This "wear and tear" trip on burners is going over the top! Commercial duplicators exceed 10,000 to 15,000 burns on the burners in their duplicators and the drives are still going strong. There is an unknown X factor that explains the urban myth about the short life of burners.
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  6. I don't care about wear & tear, but I have an extra DVD ROM Drive because they are faster, and some times I need to make an on the fly copy or read two DVD's at the same time.
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    JA!
    and it's hard to find info and reviews on the drives...
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    Calling the Mac Daddy Site Owner/Administrator/Master names will not endear you to the group.

    Myself, I'm in the "If the DVD-ROM drive fails, replace it with a good DVD burner" crowd. With most DVD burners available for under $40, and DVD-ROM drives running $20 to $30: It's pretty much a non issue. BTW: I've seen extremely good rip speeds with the Plextor and NEC drives that I have, as good or better than and DVD-ROMs that I've installed.

    That said, it's your money - spend it on whatever you want.
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  9. Originally Posted by classfour
    That said, it's your money - spend it on whatever you want.
    I do too often

    My SCSI x16 DVD ROM rips quite well. IMHO it seems faster than any EIDE DVD Burner. But YMMV of course.
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    I recently reinstalled an old DVD-ROM drive for the very reason given in the original post and found that it could read some corrupt files and poorly authored DVDs that my DVD rewriter was unable-to read.
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