I am currently selecting components for a home built computer. I am in need of some technical advice and a recommendation. I would like to have a CD-RW but am concerned with the reading speed. If the reading speed is too slow, then I will need a CD-ROM or a DVD in addition to the CD-RW. I have seen one CD-RW on the market which seems to have a fast reading speed. The HP Surestore CD-Writer Plus 8100i advertises a read speed of 24X! Is this accurate? All the rest of the CD-RW have read speeds of 4X or 6X. Is the 24X read speed equivalent to a CD-ROM with a 24X speed? Is 24X read speed sufficient for most games and other purposes?

Does anyone know the difference between the 8100i and the 8110i?