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help please: what type of firewire card and dvd-r do i buy 4 dell dimension 3000?

help please: what type of firewire card do i but to install in my dell computer and which type of dvd-r do i buy for dell dimension 3000? It has a philips dvd+-rw dvd 8701. I dont understand about + or - , and i dont understand about 8x, 16x . I am looking to save our mini dv tapes onto dvd so any guidance would be very much appreciated, thanks Tracy :roll:

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You'll need DVD+R or DVD-R blank media...I tend to buy the + version but your burner will take both types...how many discs do you require and do you want them in jewel cases??..in fact it doesn't really matter about jewel cases as you can buy packs of 10 in Tesco for £1.50p

I take it you want to fit a firewire card to a PCI slot in your PC?...I'd recommend this one as it also has extra USB 2 slots which always come in handy
ebuyer.com/UK/…608

Original Poster

thanks currychops (love the name!!) , that is a good idea to put usb2 slots in aswell as more and more things r using that, i am hopefully going to try and stick it in a pci slot, havent done anything like this b4 so fingers crossed, dont want to pay a fortune for it , Tracy

mumto2

thanks currychops (love the name!!) , that is a good idea to put usb2 … thanks currychops (love the name!!) , that is a good idea to put usb2 slots in aswell as more and more things r using that, i am hopefully going to try and stick it in a pci slot, havent done anything like this b4 so fingers crossed, dont want to pay a fortune for it , Tracy



you may as well purchase the DVD from ebuyer at the same time

ebuyer.com/cus…dia

Original Poster

currychops, what does the 4x and 16x mean? do i have to worry about it when buying? cheers Tracy

mumto2

currychops, what does the 4x and 16x mean? do i have to worry about it … currychops, what does the 4x and 16x mean? do i have to worry about it when buying? cheers Tracy



they are the speed they can burn at...you probably have a 16x DVD writer so get 16 x speed.

Original Poster

cheers, i must get into gear and start makin some dvd's as i have plenty of footage on mini dv tapes, thanks again 4 your help and advice, Tracy

you're welcome..and remember to select SUPER SAVER DELIVERY if you want to avoid high postage charges
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