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Does using a CD-Burner solely for reading CDs wear out the CD-RW's lens?

No, the lens does not wear out. Opting for a CD-ROM is a matter of personal preference and budget. However, given that the floppy is dead, investing in a CD-Burner is prudent. The volume of data being generated today does not fit into a floppy anyway. A blank CD costs the same as a blank floppy, gives you 700 times more storage, and is much more reliable. Plus, you can also create audio and video CDs.

tech reviews Updated: Sep 22, 2003 20:00 IST
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No, the lens does not wear out. Opting for a CD-ROM is a matter of personal preference and budget. However, given that the floppy is dead, investing in a CD-Burner is prudent. The volume of data being generated today does not fit into a floppy anyway. A blank CD costs the same as a blank floppy, gives you 700 times more storage, and is much more reliable. Plus, you can also create audio and video CDs.