DVD/CD Duplicator Comparison: Do You Want a Hard Drive With That?
When you need to copy a high volume of CD or DVD discs in a hurry, a standalone duplicator tower from CDROM2GO is a fast and efficient solution. From the best-selling Accutower to the affordable AV Pro, we offer DVD duplicators, CD duplicators in a variety of sizes to meet every production need.
When comparing different duplication towers, it is common for buyers to overlook the size of the hard drive. Many people are not sure why some duplicators have hard drives, or what they could be used for. So why do some towers come with hard drives while others do not?
The short answer is: performance. A DVD/CD duplicator tower with a hard drive will offer greater versatility than a tower without one. I guess I should begin by explaining what the hard drive actually does.
With a hard drive equipped duplicator, you can store entire copies of your original master discs for future use. Loading a master disc onto the hard drive is like taking a perfect snapshot of all the information stored on the disc that can be viewed over and over again with no loss in quality. The hard drive is also able to provide a constant stream of data to the burners, thanks to its over sized cache memory.
This is beneficial to performance in several ways. It saves time because your master image is already stored in the tower. It also saves wear and tear on the original master disc as well as the reader drive when making copies. The combination of these factors means that your tower will keep chugging away reliably for years to come.
While it is true that towers with hard drives cost slightly more than towers without them, I feel the performance increase is definitely worth the slight price difference.
We understand that cost is always a factor when purchasing equipment, which is why our AV Pro towers are such a bargain! They make it easy to produce direct disc-to-disc copies without the need for a hard drive.
The AV Pro duplicators are a great choice for simple “load-and-go” disc production. For a fully-loaded high performance machine, the Accutower is the way to go. Whether you like your DVD or CD duplicator with or without a hard drive, we have got something for you!