i would like your opinion on two matters...
1. I would like to buy a DVD ROM, and the choices available to me are .. Asus 16x 48x and a sony 16x 48x. which among these two is a better buy ?
2.I already have a creative cd drive as secondary slave and a sony 215e as secondary master. A samsung 40 gb hdd is primary master leaving only the secondary slave for the DVD ROM. Will there be any performance degradation for the hdd or the dvd rom in such a setup ?
I already tried a sony 16x 40x borrowed from my friend in the same setup, but the movie does not play smoothly nor does the sound.
in this situation, will the asus dvd be better as it offers ATA 100 Support ? or it will not make any difference ?
any other combination will give better picture and sound quality ?
Athlon XP 2000+
256 MB ram
Asus A7N 266 VM
Pixel view Geforce MX 440 64 mb
Samsung 40 gb 7200