dvd writer, write cds ?

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mr wolf

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I am putting a system together for a friend. The box is a small shuttle case that only has a space for 1 cd rom drive.

My friend wants to be able to write dvd's and to write cd's for playing in a cd player.

Can anyone tell me if dvd writers can write normal cd's?

And if so can anyone recomend a reasonably priced one?

Thanks.
 

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Some models of DVD writers will write CD-R/RW disks, but not all models. Check the specifications. Also, the DVD writers usually are slower as a CD-R/RW burner, though that's probably not all that bad. For instance, my HP-300n writes DVD's at 2.4x, CD-R's at 16x, and CD-RW at 10x.
 
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Hi mrwolf.
If ur lookin to purchase online with a reputable reasonably priced dealer then I would highly recommend www.newegg.com. That's where I bought my burner, an NEC NAD-1100A. It is one format only for (Dvd+R/RW). It will also burn cdr/rw's too. The shipping there is usually free on the NEC burners. From what i hav read i don't think u r goin to hav to worry bout 1 format winning out over the other anytime soon. I hav no complaints, it'll do a dvd+r at 4x and a +rw at 2.4x. The prices hav come down quite a bit since; on the dual format ones. So if u can afford to, i'd get the dual format one because they are much cheaper now especially the NEC dual format ones. Last i looked i believe there was a dual format there for $130.- Plus u get some softw, Roxio's Easy CD Creator 5 w/ Basic Dvd. Even though it may show there that u r gettin Roxio's; don't be surprised if u get Nero Express/Vision softw instead, cuz i did.
Hope this helps.
 
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