The need for disc storage today’s digital household is enormous, and doesn’t appear to be diminishing anytime soon. I’ve seen some people who have extensive CD collections and have transformed every single square inch of wall space into shelves for their music collection. I used to show off my DVD collection like trophies, putting them [...]
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Let’s face it: DVD is on the way out as a data storage medium. Don’t believe me? Do you remember when writable CDs were all the rage? I do, and I have a receipt for the $1000 2x drive to prove it. Once writeable DVDs became affordable, they were the backup medium of choice, and only [...]
When your CD or DVD (disc) drive starts giving you problems, your first thought may be to replace it or take it to the repair shop, but a good cleaning may be all it needs. Below are three methods to clean the disc drive. The easiest method is the least effective. The hardest method is [...]
Over the past few years we’ve bought a lot of specialized software for photo manipulation, video editing, music capture and CD/DVD burning. The boxes sit in our home office library. The software ends up sitting on our hard drive until we upgrade to a new computer. They are probably real good at doing the job [...]
I have been looking for a cheap expandable storage method for Media Center for some time. After one of my recent rants about Media Center storage, one of the [OC]ModShop staff members turned me onto the Sony VAIO VGP-XL1B3 CD/DVD changer. This device attaches to any Media Center PC (including Vista) and adds additional storage [...]
This is the second optical drive that I have reviewed, the first was a Plextor PlexWriter 40/12/40A which I was very impressed by. DVD burners have become very popular recently with all of the major companies coming out with their own. This particular drive uses a DVD+RW format which was designed by the DVD+RW Alliance [...]