Hewlett-Packard CD-Writer 9900ci

If you've been meaning to add both a DVD-ROM and a CD-RW drive to your system, choose this drive

WHAT'S HOT: Although the CD-Writer 9900ci may not break speed records, it does deliver the one-two punch of a strong CD-R/RW 12X/10X/32X writer plus an 8X DVD-ROM reader. The ability to play DVD movies from your CD-RW drive is appealing--especially if you have a system that's strapped for resources. That way, you can use a single 5.25-inch internal drive bay and a single IDE and power connection for both functions--a bonus for almost anyone who needs to implement both a CD-RW and DVD-ROM system upgrade. The performance of this drive was excellent for its speed class when writing 650MB to CD-R on the fly, taking 6 minutes, 48 seconds, bested only by the new TDK 12/10/32A. And it took a respectable 1 minute, 30 seconds to burn 100MB to CD-RW.

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