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upcoming pc build...did a standard DVD RW drive change in terms of speed

#1KillerzOverHerePosted 11/9/2013 11:07:13 AM
So i got a old athlon 64 prebuilt and I was wondering if I could scavenge the lightscribe optical drive from it....would that make windows/game installation slow?
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#2lost_withinPosted 11/9/2013 11:08:41 AM
Will it work? Yes

Have the speeds changed? Depends on how old the DVD-RW is, but possibly.

Will you notice? probably not...
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#3gastamanPosted 11/9/2013 11:11:00 AM
You'll probably need an adaptor, though, if the ODD isn't SATA. Most modern motherboards don't include IDE connections anymore.
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#4Killah PriestPosted 11/9/2013 11:12:30 AM
you can get a blu ray drive that burns dvds for 20 dollars.

why even consider cannibalizing such a cheap part...
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#5KillerzOverHere(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2013 11:13:34 AM
gastaman posted...
You'll probably need an adaptor, though, if the ODD isn't SATA. Most modern motherboards don't include IDE connections anymore.


huh really? Would it be cheaper just to buy a new one or buy the adapter? Or should I just screw it over and install windows from external hard drive/USB and screw over any future physical PC games I may buy?
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#6KillerzOverHere(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2013 11:14:47 AM
Killah Priest posted...
you can get a blu ray drive that burns dvds for 20 dollars.

why even consider cannibalizing such a cheap part...


I'm buy no means poor but that 20 bucks could take me to work and back and back again.
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#7gastamanPosted 11/9/2013 11:15:06 AM
Killah Priest posted...
you can get a blu ray drive that burns dvds for 20 dollars.

why even consider cannibalizing such a cheap part...


This.

Although I haven't seen a bluray/dvd burner for that cheap (usually ~$50 is what I've seen). However, you can find DVD burners for ~$15 all the time.
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#8KillerzOverHere(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2013 11:15:13 AM
KillerzOverHere posted...
Killah Priest posted...
you can get a blu ray drive that burns dvds for 20 dollars.

why even consider cannibalizing such a cheap part...


I'm buy no means poor but that 20 bucks could take me to work and back and back again.


unintentional pun.
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#9gastamanPosted 11/9/2013 11:17:24 AM
KillerzOverHere posted...
gastaman posted...
You'll probably need an adaptor, though, if the ODD isn't SATA. Most modern motherboards don't include IDE connections anymore.


huh really? Would it be cheaper just to buy a new one or buy the adapter? Or should I just screw it over and install windows from external hard drive/USB and screw over any future physical PC games I may buy?


Probably better off getting a new drive. Adaptor will probably run ~$3-$10. New drive ~$15. If you don't need a drive for anything, then yeah, just exclude it completely.
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#10Killah PriestPosted 11/9/2013 11:18:33 AM
The drive I have is 55 now, must have either been on sale or went up in price since I copped it.

I'm not judging you for wanting to save cash don't get me wrong. I think for a part like this it would be best to just buy one unless you know for sure its SATA.
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