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Below are the 2 options, I am looking at.
Pentium 4 2.4GHz
Windows XP Home
Pentium 4 2.6GHz
1 GB DDR
Windows XP Home
I don't think I really care for having 320 GB of harddrive, 120 GB would be much more then enough for anything I do. Now my main concern is DVD-Drive. I like to have all the gadgets, but was thinking would it be worth spending 200-300 dollars more just to get DVD-RW (320 GB HD is kinda plus I guess)?
What do you guys think?
Thanks for the help.
[edited by: NeedScripts at 6:03 am (utc) on April 22, 2003]
joined:Apr 13, 2002
I've skimmed a couple PCWorld and PCMagazine articles about DVD-RW, and though they make recommendations about certain hardware, it's usually in the context of making movies as opposed to making backups or other non-movie related uses.
As a longtime reader I've learned to read between the lines, and what's between the lines, and what's between the lines is that the technology needs a couple more years to settle.
It's very telling that any time they rave about a dvd-rw, it's usually in regard to burning movies.
All of these DVDs are going to be obsolete in about 5 years with Sony type Blu-Ray Discs coming out. They hold about 23 GB per side on the rewritable media.
joined:June 18, 2002
DVD +/- R +/- RW 4(x) and will read all four formats.
Haven't tried one, however a co-worker is giving it a raive review. A lot better than those first
and second generation DVD writers we have in the past year or two.
The main reason that I was thinking of getting DVD RW was for backup of data. I mean 2-5 DVD RW disc should be more then enough for complete HD backup while reformating the HD.
So what is the main difference between DVD+RW and -RW?
Recording movies on DVD sounds fun.. but I don't really watch too much movies (reading WebmasterWorld ends up taking all the time I have ;) )