a pretty dumb question

Yeah, you can copy CDs with a standard CD-ROM drive to your Harddrive, but then you can't burn it.
thats ok. i can only burn on my dads laptop right now, so im on ftp's hogging iso's
but when i dont have the laptop, i will rip a bunch of games and upload them usin my pc
For the love of God, just please make sure the CD-ROM drive can rip good audio. :) Not too many drives are famous for doing it well, unlike CDRW drives...