Multimedia - DVD-RW

DVD-RW types

Multimedia - DVD-RW

If you are familiar with the DVD ROM drives, there is nothing much to learn about the DVD-RW drives. They are the same and use a SATA interface. The only difference is that the latter one can write data to DVD optical disks. DVD ROM drive can only read data, which is a bottleneck in applications where data needs to be written to the disks. DVD RW is basically a SATA drive with both properties and is sometimes referred to as DVD burners.

Factors to Consider When Buying DVD RW

The market can be a challenging avenue where things get more complex than you ever thought. It is not just a matter of walking and picking the product you need. An experienced shopper will have an informed opinion on what he or she is looking for. Consider the following factors:

External vs Internal Drives

DVD-RW are of two main types depending on where they are used. Internal optical drives are fixed within the drive bay in your system, while external drives connect to the system through a USB cable. Each drive type is used in different situations. If you already have a DVD-ROM drive sitting in the internal system bay, then you can opt for a DVD-RW external drive if you need a write capability. Some people would prefer to remove the ROM drive and replace it with an RW drive. That is an option if the two drives are of the same form factors.

DVD RW Brand

This will depend on your system. For example, there is a specific DVD RW drive for Lenovo ThinkPad and an Optical disk drive for ProLiant servers. The same goes for other brands as well. When shopping, ensure to match them. The drives are not cross-compatible.

Form Factor

Different DVD drives have varying form factors, even if they are of the same brand. For example, IDE optical drives have two different sizes: half height and slim. Once again, you have to consider the size of the drive bay in your system before concluding the purchase.

Being keen on these parameters is what will make the difference between an excellent and bad shopping experience. If you are looking for the best drives, then end your search with us. ALLHDD has all the major brands and models of DVD RW drives for every computer system. We also have a sales team to help you buy the right drive. Contact us for more information.
Lenovo 0A65618 Internal Multimedia DVD-RW
$87.00

0A65618 Lenovo 16x Serial ATA Super Multiburner Drive With Light Scribe For Think Centre. Refurbished.

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Lenovo 0A65626 Thinkpad Multimedia DVD-RW
$97.00

0A65626 Lenovo Thinkpad Ultrabay 9.5mm DVD Burner. Refurbished.

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Dell 29MN4 Multimedia DVD-RW SATA
$52.00

29MN4 Dell - 8X Slim SATA Internal DVD RW Drive For Latitude E Series. Refurbished.

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Dell 313-3018 Internal Multimedia DVD-RW
$72.00

313-3018 Dell 16X SATA Internal DVD-ROM. Refurbished.

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IBM 39T2671 IDE Multimedia DVD-RW
$137.00

39T2671 IBM 12.7MM 8X Slim Ide Internal Ultrabay Multi BurneR DVD-RAM/RW Drive. Refurbished.

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IBM 40Y8909 IDE Multimedia DVD-RW
$67.00

40Y8909 IBM 16X IDE Internal Multi Burner Plus DVD±RW Drive For Think Centre. Refurbished.

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IBM 41N3355 IDE Multimedia DVD-RW
$107.00

41N3355 IBM 8X IDE Dual Layer Ultrabay Multi Burner DVD+RW Drive For Xseries. Refurbished.

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IBM 42C0951 IDE Multimedia DVD-RW
$52.00

42C0951 IBM 16X8X16 IDE Internal Super Multi Burner Plus DVD±RW Drive. Refurbished.

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IBM 42T2506 Multimedia DVD-RW Slim Line
$52.00

42T2506 IBM - 8X Slim Ultrabay Enhanced Multi-Burner DVD±RW Drive. Refurbished.

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HP 431413-001 IDE Multimedia DVD-RW
$52.00

431413-001 HP 8x IDE Internal Super Multi Burner Double-Layer Slim Line DVD-RW Drive With Light Scribe For Presario. Refurbished.

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