For many people, CD writers are
a necessary tool that's depended upon almost daily. I know I burn three to four CD's
a week, and if I didn't have access to a CD-RW, I couldn't do my job
It's true that DVD burners are now available, but
DVD media is still relatively expensive per disc, and the saturation of DVD-ROM's in the market is quite a bit lower than regular CD-ROM's. The AOpen 5232 Combo offers users a very flexible platform, first
the drive is extremely fast at reading both CD and DVD media. Second with the
ability to burn CD's it's also great for backing up crucial data.With a retail price of $55 CDN ($42 US) the AOpen 5232 Combo drive is quite a
steal, sure it's a few dollars more than a regular CD-RW, but it's a lot cheaper
than buying both a CD-RW and then a separate DVD-ROM!
of the drive was very good for the most part, and it was easily one of the
fastest drives we've ever tested. We were very pleased with the transfer rates
and access times were lighting quick although CPU utilization was a bit high
while reading DVD's. If you have an older PC, this may cause things to slow
down elsewhere. If you need a high performance drive but don't want
to go with a DVD burner, make sure you check out the AOpen 5232 Combo, it'll
surely make you happy!
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