Tips On Buying CD-ROM Drives.
CD-ROM drive is used with computer to read the information from the
CD-ROM. Today CD-ROM drives have transfer rates ranging from 48X to
75X or more. Generally Purchasing a CD-ROM drive relatively easy task
however can involve some considerations when purchasing.
Technology of CD-ROM
Before considering purchasing a CD-ROM it is also good consider the
other available options.
CD-R - A CD-writer or recorder (or simply CD-R drive) is used to write
data on CD-R disks. Usually, a CD-writer can read information from CD
as well as write information on CD, The locally produced CD-R disks
are created with CD writer. The speed of these drives is up to 52X or
CD-RW - You must have a CD-RW drive to write date on the CD-RW. These
drives have read and write speed is up to 52X or more but the re-write
speed is 10X or more. The CD-RW drive is advanced and more expensive
than CD-R drive. It can write data on both CD-R and CD-RW discs and
also read data from them
DVD - DVD stands for Digital Video Disk Versatile Disc. DVD-ROM is an
extremely high capacity optical disc with storage capacity from 4.7 GB
to 17 GB.
Today CD-ROM drives have transfer rates or speeds ranging from 52X to
72X or more. For Example, a 52X CD-ROM drive has a data transfer rate
of 7,200 KBps (i.e. 48 X 150 = 7200)or 7.2 MBps. It means that the
higher the number, the faster the CD-ROM drive. This speed is
generally only going to be noticeable when installing a program or
copying large amounts of data from a CD.
For a CD-ROM drive, not to be confused with a CD-R, CD-RW or DVD drive
can vary depending upon the speed and the interface the CD-ROM drive