Drives is nothing but a common name used in place of the CD-ROM ,
DVD-ROM, DVD-RW etc. With entertainment reaching to the ultimate height
and innovations knowing no bounds with the invention of technologies
used in the Optical Drives Arena like the Blu-Ray Disc etc, one is
often confused as to what to look for when buying an Optical Drive.
CD-R ( CD Recordable) Drives allow you to write the CD’s besides the
general function that are provided by a CD-ROM such as to Read the
content on the drives, the CD-RW helps you with writing the content on
discs over and over. However DVD-RW are more prominent and have
dominated the computing industry since its discovery. The DVD-RW or
Digital Versatile Discs allow you to Read and Write the Contents on the
DV Discs as well as read and write the content on the CD’s.
is entirely an individuals choice as to what he would like to go for.
Though not much to look for whes buying an optical drive, two things
that are mandatory when buying one are the Interface and the Speed.
what Interface would be compatible with your motherboard – IDE , SATA
etc. As for the Speed different functions, like an Optical Drive would
offer you a Speed of 22X to write a dvd, 32X to rewrite a CD.