1) What do they mean (and their difference) by CD-burner, combo drive?, Dvd- burner? (difference between cd-burner?), Slim combo drive?, Slim dvd-burner?.
Whats the difference between all of those?
2) Can a cd-burner burn dvds?
3) Can a dvd-burner burn normal cds?
4) whats a good write speed (or read speed if they have one?)
5) Whats and IDE interface? (is this common on most motherboard, especially 939s?)
6) Whats the difference between DVD+r, Dvd+rw? (and what do they do?)
7) Whats a (and the difference) between a cd-r , cd-rw?
8) Whats dvd- ram?
9) Whats dvd+r dl?
1. CD Burner burns CDs, Combo drive means it burns CDs and then some, such as CD-R CD-RW ETC.
DVD Burner Burns DVDs AND CDs so it doubles, Slim are just slimmer cd drives used for low profile cases like those Mini Atx ones.
4) DVD- 16X CDs - 40-52X
5) IDE is the big gray cable that connects from cd burners and crap and Hard drives to the motherboard, its how the motherboard recognizes the drive and is able to operate it, kinda like plugging a PS2 with the power cable, but you gotta put the video cables in to auctually see whats going on.
6) R stands for writable, RW stands for Re-Writable, RWs use special disks so when you burn something on DVD RW you can erase the data and RE WRITE on to it, R's just Write you CANT REWRITE WITH CD AND DVD -R'S
7) same what I said above apllies, just subsituite CD for DVD
8) Dvd-Ram "read-and-write memory" - the opposite of ROM (Read-Only Memory). meaning you can write crap and view crap on it. Its more simmilar to Hard Disks
9)DVD+r dl stands for DVD Writable DOUBLE LAYER, Double layered DVD Disks contain around 8gbs of storage rather than the normal 4.5, though you need a burner that says DUAL LAYER COMPATABILE to use DUAL LAYERD DISKS.
Honestly you need to stop posting so many questions and google some of this stuff or go to http://www.wikipedia.com/
and ask away over there.
If anyone finds a mistake feel free to correct me and elaborate more on the terms.