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  1. #1
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    quit, fast cd-roms

    does anyone know of any cheap, fast, but QUIET CD-Roms? my friend just bought one, and it sounds like a damn aircraft taking off, annoying as hell. so i'm lookin for one that has all the good characteristics. I'm open to dvds as well, i still don't know if i should just get a dvd, or get one later, when games will actually be out on dvd
    thanx
    -dignoe

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    Well, the TrueX CD-ROM's by Kenwood (Hi-Val too, I think) are quite and the fastest ones out there. HWC has a couple of good reviews on them. They're not cheap, but they are quiet and speedy.

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  3. #3
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    I had a HI-VAL and had bad luck with it.
    Noisy, vibrated.. and often caused my CD programs to hang. It was a 40 speed I think.
    I may have just gotten a bad one.
    So far my current DVD rom drive (Memorex ) is the best drive I have ever had, and even though I dont watch movies on my puter I will stick to DVD drives. Nice smooth.. no program hangs. I do have this pesky little problem with the drivers.. but I will save that one for another time

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    I have a A-Open 36x that is real smooth and quiet. Supports DAE and is a multi read. Like it real well.

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    gbiddle, how much did it cost? i don't really feel like payin a ton of money for one right now.
    -dignoe

  6. #6
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    dega, I purchased it at a computer show from a vendor about 4 months ago for $46.00. Just a quick check around this AM shows me there are several places cheaper than that now. Try these:

    http://www.tcwo.com/

    http://www.tccomputers.com/

    http://192.216.185.10/mwave/Index.hm...-3622427-21726

    This one has a 40x AOPEN on sale with a free Norton Antivirus & Norton Virtual Drive for $47.00.
    I think the AOpen and the Acer are the same drives.

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