View Full Version : Simple CD Burner Question : Plz Help!

12-13-00, 08:48 PM
If I put in an Internal CD Burner into my case now, can I take it out and put it in another case? Or is it permanetly stuck in this case?

P.S - I realize that this question is extremely "newbiesh"..but I'm embarrassed to say I don't know http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/frown.gif

Never really was too good with hardware...despite knowing specs and stuff http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/biggrin.gif

12-13-00, 09:05 PM
Dont worry, you can take it out whenever you want to. Internal/external only means if its "in" the case or "out" of it. Depending on how nice your case is, if its anything like an enlight, you can pop IDE devices (HD, cdroms etc) in and out in 5 seconds http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif

12-14-00, 12:16 PM
internal doesnt even really mean internal, it just means there is not a nifty little finished case on it, I have a buddy who leaves the side of his case off and runs an ide cable to top where the cdr just sits. But, the answer to your question is yes, you can move it from pc to pc, however, it may be somewhat timeconsuming, and if you plan on moving it often, you might look into a zip external cdr or maybe a backpack cdr.


12-14-00, 12:22 PM
Blitz, an internal drive (CD-Rom, CD-R/RW, etc.) can be transfered to another system at anytime, but not as easily as an external drive.

12-14-00, 02:26 PM
Thank you all for your answers.
I was pretty sure u could move it, just wanted to double check http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif

ya, I'm looking @ getting an IDE CD Burner...the Sony 12x/8x/32x looks good, but the Yamaha 16x looks amazing (Very $$$$$ too http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/frown.gif )

Oh well, I'll keep lookin http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/biggrin.gif
thx again.

12-14-00, 04:50 PM
Blitz, stay away from Sony and go w/Yamaha or Plextor instead.

12-14-00, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by glc1:
Blitz, stay away from Sony and go w/Yamaha or Plextor instead.

ya, Plextor is good too....but I thought Sony made Good burners?

What about HP? They're good too, right?

12-14-00, 08:43 PM
hp uses sony or philips burners. sony manily tho

the yamaha is supposedly not so great, the plextor and ricohs are supposed to be good

12-14-00, 09:02 PM
IMO, TDK makes very good CD-burners. MaximumPC (http://www.maximumpc.com) Even gave it "best CD burner of 2000" award.

I have the 8x4x32 TDK burner and I'm very happy with it.