Originally Posted by dvrtyro
ClearToland: Using a computer means that the source DVD must first be copied/downloaded into the computer, just like when making a copy of a CD, yes? I dunno how long that would take on a disk of 4+GB- but here's some info on my aging computer.(I did spot some Sony DVD-RW drives on NewEgg for ~$18!)
Processor: Intel Celeron 2.6 GHz
Drives: one DVD-ROM drive, plus one CD-RW drive(both are original & have "sticky-hub" syndrome, work fine as long as disk isn't left in machine.
) I have no idea if these drives are SATA or PATA or what.
OS: Windows XP home version
HD: 80 GB( plus a 160 GB portable HD connected via USB cable)...
I just GOOGLE'd "emachine T2682 specs
" and selected a few useful LINKs for you to read:
- Downloads & Support Documents - Desktop / T Series / T2682
- eMachines T2682 (000002965) PC Desktop - Product Specs
- Emachines T2682 Specifications
The far right tab in LINK #1 (User Guide) has a LINK to the User Guide and, AFAICT, the cables on the HDD look like IDE
(i.e. PATA), the specs indicate DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra)
, so I'm going to go with PATA / IDE for the CD and DVD.
You have a choice of 3 Lite-On PATA DVD Burners @ Newegg (Text Search Terms: PATA DVD burner (x) (1-4 of 4 Results)
), ALL of which are currently OOS. So, if you're not already a registered buyer, create an account and then create 3 'Alerts' to let you know when each one comes back 'In Stock'.
Installation is BRIEFLY described in the User Guide PDF - remove the side cover, unplug 3 cables, remove 2-4 screws, swap drive, reverse procedure. Tab #1 lists 'Drivers
', with nothing CD/DVD specific, so you should be 'Good-to-Go' with WinXP Home.
As for speed, that pretty much depends on the CPU, how fragmented the HDD is, the READ speed of the DVD Burner. Kelson
might be able to 'chime in' with some ballpark numbers, but, he's currently running a MONSTER Intel I7, IIRC. [
He also has an old WinXP Pro SP3. However long it takes, are you in a hurry?
Clean up any unnecessary *CRAP* from your 80GB internal HDD, maybe move some stuff to your 160GB external HDD, such that you have ~20GB Free (which is what defrag programs always seem to preach). Then, DEFRAG your HDD, install ImgBurn, create an ImgBurn subdirectory, insert a DVD created by your DVDR, start ImgBurn and select 'Create ISO from DVD' and let it rip. When it's done, you pop in a blank DVD, select 'Create DVD from ISO' and let it rip. For $25.99, when one of them comes back into stock, you can't go wrong.
Let us all know how it works out for you...