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CD-RW/DVD ROM Combo

Does that mean I can burn both cds and dvds?

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Yes .Goodluck

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No you want a dvdrw or dvd burner
combo only burns cd's and reads dvd's(not write/burn)

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Hi mikey7420 ,


The drive name itself is the clue to know whether it can burn dvds or not.

  • In your case it's a CD-RW (read and write or rewritable) and DVD-ROM (Read only memory and not read and write or rewritable as in the case of CD)
  • Perhaps the one who told you did not understand your question properly , and understood it , in the sense that it can read CDs as well as DVDs , as far as Dvd-ROM drives are concerned many shopkeepers who are especially new working in the shop just make a guess and answer our question which could lead to this misunderstanding or incorrect information being passed on.
  • So the next time you buy a DVD drive which should have a read and write functionality as well , then look up for a CD_RW,DVD-RW drive.
  • Also remember that DVD-RW drive can by default read and write CDs as well , but it's not true for CD drives..
  • So usually a DVD-RW drive can read and write Cds as well as DVDs but a CD-RW drive can either read or read and write a DVD depending on whether it's a DVD-ROM or DVD-RW.
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What I see from the description is that the drive is a combo drive. Combo drives are CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives means
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so these drives can read and write CDs but can only read DVDs (Cannot write or burn DVDs)
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You said that you are able to burn DVDs on other computer so please check the label on the DVD drive.. it should be DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive


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Fast n Friendly,Remembering the max ram is 2GB and
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