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    I'm looking to get a DVD drive for my home PC. I have a P3-933/geforce2 MX-400/SB live Value. I'm correct in stating all I need is a DVD-ROM drive right? When it comes to speed "12x, 10x, 8x, 6x" is there a big diff? Commments on products welcomed.

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    My god, why do you have such a powerful computer?
    Thats a bit overkill to play Mp3s and DVDs,
    planning on playing Quake3 while driving to work?
    And speed of DVD drive will play DVDs, the different speeds play DVD-roms faster, which are programs, at the same speed as a CDrom at the same speed.
    I have only seen one program that was on DVDrom, and it was "Zork -Grand Inquisitator"
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    • #3
      Originally posted by lstrunk:
      <STRONG>planning on playing Quake3 while driving to work?
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      He said it was for his home pc. That should be all you need since your system is so fast, but if you get it home and it plays choppy, buy a Hollywood Magic DVD decoder card.

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      • #4
        get a pioneer slot 16/40, the speed is better and if you wannted to rip to divx it would make a huge differencein amount of time, i heard it can take up to 3/4 day to rip a dvd.

        plus the newer 16/40 is ata 66, instead off the older slot ones which were ata33, so again speed difference, make sure you get the newer one.

        Plus 16x dvd is the equivelent to 16 cdrom read, becaus its double sided and what not its ment to work out out to roughly 4 times, but not entirely, if you get what i mean

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PaulzY:
          <STRONG>get a pioneer slot 16/40, the speed is better and if you wannted to rip to divx it would make a huge differencein amount of time, i heard it can take up to 3/4 day to rip a dvd.

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          The dvd drive has nothing to do with the speed of ripping a dvd into divx. What does take time is converting the .vob files into avi divx format. The actual process of taking the files off a dvd onto your harddrive doesnt take much time. The only thing that would speed up divx ripping would be a faster processor and lots of ram.

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