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CD or DVD The Next Generation
|Have you noticed that every
year DVD rewriters are increasing in speed and their cost are
going down. Now we are burning our own DVD disc at 8x and next
year they will burn at 16x. The year after that they will burn
at 32x, that is if computers can run fast enough to keep up with
them. I remember buying my first CD-R burner. It was a SCSI connection
and burned a 700 mega byte disc in about twenty six minutes.
First it burned the disc in thirteen minutes and than it would
verify the content that it had just written to the disc in another
thirteen minutes. I bought this writer for my very first computer
which had a cpu running at a speed of 145 mega-hertz and a single
2 gig hard drive which rotated at a speed of 7200 rotations per
|Are you confused about what
to buy a burner or a writer, don't be cause they are both the
same thing just in case you did not know that.
A Word of Warning
|I found that if my hard drive
had not been optimized that sometimes while burning a disc it
would fail half way through. That was the same time that I had
learned that breaking a CD in half was a bad idea. They do not
snap in half like I had thought would happen, but shattered into
a million pieces.
Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
|A couple of months ago before
8x DVD hit the shelves I bought a new CD - R writer that takes
three minutes. I bought it to replace the player on my lap top.
I could not find a replacement for the one that broke, and went
for an external CD - R burner. I still wish that at the time
I had bought a DVD burner because CD - R/RW are included with
them. My next computer will have one since they come standard
on most sold today. Seriously I believe that DVD will be one
of our futures because it is the only way to condense what I
have on CDs now. Just think how many less CDs will clutter my
work area. One DVD 4.7 GB will hold about six and one half CDs.
However DVD's have the potential in their designed to hold a
total of 11 GB of information data. For a while their when a
DVD cost more like 60.00 a piece writing to both sides was a
good option. A DVD in stores now are cheaper if you buy them
as a single side to write to. The cost to burn two disc actually
will save you money and because they cost next to nothing 4.7
GB sounds good. When the need is there manufactures will develop
the 11 GB DVD.
The First DVD
|When blank single consumer DVD
first came out I remember seeing prices like $60.00 per disc
Canadian and than you were writing at one x. Today writing at
8x each disc can cost at the least about $1.50. Burners and software
work much better together and chances of a failure happen less
frequent and at a buck fifty your not going to lose any sleep
Working Together in Harmony
|It is important to have your
equipment all functioning to run towards the same goal. A fast
processor will be slowed down by a hard drive running at 4500
RPM. Most newer computers are fitted with faster running 7200
or 10,000 RPM Hard Drives. This is due to more consumers wanting
to edit their own home videos and still camera photos. It is
also due to newer games and their demand they make on computer.
You can buy a computers off the self today with a hard drive
starting with capacity of 160 GB and you can add an external
up to as high as One Terabyte.
CD or DVD The Next Generation
|Until we see music transfer
over to DVD, cds will live a long life. Burners have long lives
and are rated for five years or 50,000 hours of burn time. If
you are shopping for a new cd burner and your computer was bought
recently I would suggest you look for a combination CD-R and
DVD - R writer. A combination will leave open the option to use
both when you are ready. When you buy a burner / writer and the
box suggest that it will burn a CD /DVD at 52x it may not. Your
computers processor power will determine how fast a CD or DVD
will burn., however if it connects by a USB 2.0 or Firewire you
will be using it with your next more powerful computer.
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