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Old Jun 06, 2002, 06:21 AM
Purple Donkey Purple Donkey is offline
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Lightbulb DVD Drive For Computer 16X good ?

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Hi ppl !
Just wanted 2 know if a 16X DVD drive for the computer is good enough for playing movies as iv heard that speed is a important part when buying a Player..
I popped the hood of my computer and had alook where 2 put it. Sure there's room but i dont have another black port thingy on that thick gey cable thing.

I have already got a CD burner & 50X cdrom-drive in the comp so is it possible to get 3 cd drives in ? Can i easily just buy another grey cable wid 4 or more black thingys on it ??

thanks heaps ppl !
Old Jun 06, 2002, 06:23 AM
Purple Donkey Purple Donkey is offline
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& is there anything else i need 2 know bout installing a DVD drive 4 best performance ?

What bout software ?
Can i just use Windows Media PLayer ?

Thanks again
Old Jun 06, 2002, 07:19 AM
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are both of your drives connected to the same ribbon cable?
if they are then look at where the cable plugs into the m/board and see if you have 1 or 2 places that the cable can go, if you have 2 then just get another ribbon and plug 1 into that, if youonly have the 1 that your cable is in now then you may have to unplug your cd rom drive to be able to plug in your dvd
try power dvd as this plays all my dvds and vcds
Old Jun 06, 2002, 07:31 AM
d_roberts d_roberts is offline
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As a quick point m8, 16x dvd drive is great for watching and ripping dvds.

I used to rip with my burner but it's twice as fast with my new 16x drive.

Hope this helps m8
Old Jun 06, 2002, 09:26 AM
gambit_360 gambit_360 is offline
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Speed is not important when playing back DVD titles because they always playback at 1X. You'll only want a faster dvd-rom drive if you're planning on ripping DVDs quickly. But keep in mind, like cd-rom drives, you'll get nowhere near the stated 16X speed. They probably average out to 6X. But look for a newer model DVD drive if you're planning to use DVD-R/W, cd-rw, or any newer type medium. It is possible to have multiple optical drives in your computer, but you'll have to be more detailed in your setup for us to suggest something.
Old Jun 07, 2002, 03:50 AM
Purple Donkey Purple Donkey is offline
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cool, thanks guys..
Yeh there is 2 black slots for the ribbion thingys to go in, 1 leads to the cd drives (burner & 50X CDROM) and the other ribbion goes to the Hard Drive. THe HDD ribbion has a spare clip thingy (like the pluy that goes into the back of the Cd Drive but this 1's grey not black) could i use this ribbon ?
Do they sell ribbons with more then 3 black plugs things on em ?
thanks again,

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