Gavin McCullagh wrote: >>I am thinking of installing a DVD drive in my home machine. It is only a >>P200 with 64mb running Mandrake 7.2. > No DVD or CDROM would be as fast as an IDE Hard > disk in data throughput terms Why not? Some CDROM drives can sustain over 10MBytes/sec - chances are that's faster than a hard disk you'll find in a P200. Paul.