|Originally posted by infinity306
Actually I think he was referring to the 2x speed not 2 physical dvd-r drives
Doggonit's been waiting for the opportunity to flame me for a long time. I'm glad he had his fun.
Yes, I misinterpreted "2x DVD-RW/CD-RW" to mean two seperate DVD-RW/CD-RW drives, one in each media bay. I still say that, taken completely out of context, that's what "2x DVD-RW/CD-RW" should mean. If you want to take speed spec, say something like "2x1x8xDVD-R/RW/16x10x24CD-RW" which is the actual spec for that drive (courtesy of Power Notebooks
). Of course, some less informative vendors might shorten that to "2x DVD-RW/CD-RW" leading to ambiguity and confusion. But Question 1, "What can you do with a
2X DVD-RW/CD-RW?" pretty clearly highlights his intended meaning, and I didn't catch that little word...
Anyways, given that infinity306 already pointed out my error, I'm surprised how Doggonit completely missed the point that you can put a DVD-RW/CD-RW in each of the bays and burn two DVDs at one.
I also don't understand his responce to my answer to Question 3, "Why would you want both a DVD-RW/CD-RW and a 8X DVD/24X10X24 CDRW?"
3) Similar to (1), it lets you burn a CD on one drive while burning a DVD on the other. Similarly to (1), I don't know why you'd want to do this.
Most people getting two optical drives get one for reading and one for writing, such as a DVD/CD - ROM and a DVD-RW/CDRW. That lets you read a file from one optical drive and write it directly to the other.
Ummmm no..... a DVD/CDRW combo drive can read DVD's and CD's and can write onto CD-R's and CD-RW's and can rewrite on CD-RW's. A DVD/CDRW combo drive cannot burn a DVD. Have you ever owned a laptop before? Specifically a Sager? Have you ever owned a combo drive (DVD/CDRW) in a desktop? I am begiining to be very very suspicious about your so-called vast experience and knowledge.
His statements of fact are completely correct, but I don't see what they have to do with my answer. But I guess I can't fault him for going a bit overboard in his excitement to flame me.
To answer his questions, I've owned 1.5 laptops, counting my Duo 280 as a half (anyone who knows Duos knows why). I've also had unlimited use of two corporate laptops for work. Never owned a Sager, but I
know the 56xx and 88xx series support two media bays.
Last time I purchased a desktop, CD-Rs didn't exist. My desktop previous to that, DVDs didn't exist - digital format for movies was LaserDisc.
I don't know who's claiming I have vast experience and knowledge. I'm just a guy who's been around the industry for a few years. I happen to be outspoken about my opinions, and very free with offering what knowledge I have, and I double-check my information before posting. But I work in software - any career IT hardware guy will blow me away in this kind of "experience and knowledge".