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CD/DVD Drives

Selection of articles and reviews related to CD and DVD storage technology for PC compatible desktop and notebook computer systems.

Best Desktop Blu-ray Drives
Blu-ray is the new high definition movie standard and adding the ability to playback or record movies to this format is an attractive upgrade. Find out which burners and players I feel are currently the best available.

Best SATA DVD Burners
Selection of the best internal DVD burners available for a PC that use the Serial ATA interfrace chosen by the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

Best DVD Burners
Selection of the best internal DVD burners for personal computers from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide.

Desktop CD, DVD and Blu-ray Buyer's Guide
An article that looks at the specifications of CD, DVD and Blu-ray based drives in desktop PCs to better understand them before buying a new computer.

Laptop Drive Buyer's Guide
An article that looks at the various hard drives, CD, DVD and Blu-ray drives found in laptop PCs to help make an informed purchasing decision.

LG GGC-H20L Blu-ray/HD-DVD Reader and DVD Burner
Product review of the LG Electronics GGC-H20L Blu-ray/HD-DVD reader and DVD burner drive from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (5/12/08)

Next Generation DVD
An editorial from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide that looks at the two next generation DVD formats, Blu-ray and HD-DVD, and answers if consumers should even consider one for their computer.

Plextor PX-B310SA Blu-ray/DVD Combo SATA Drive
Product review of the Plextor PX-B310SA Blu-ray/DVD burner combo SATA drive from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (Jun 16 2009)

Plextor PX-760A 16x DVD DL Burner
Product review of the Plextor PX-760A dual layer DVD burner from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (5/18/06)

Samsung SH-S183L 18x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner
Product review of the Samsung SH-S183L 18x DVD+/-RW dual layer burner from the About PC Hardware / Reviews Guide. (3/6/07)

Death of the Computer Optical Drive
An editorial from the About.com PC Hardware / Reviews Guide that details the many ways in which the optical storage format is no longer relevant in modern computers.

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