external dvd burners -- who do ya like

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  1. Ebtromba

    Ebtromba Active Member

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    I'm probably going to get something on this page http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&N=2010100420&StoreType=2&bop=And&Order=PRICE

    not looking to spend much more than $75. so far I am leaning toward this one

    LG 2-Tone USB 2.0 External Super Multi DVD Rewriter with LightScribe Model GSA-E10L
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...&N=2010100420&StoreType=2&bop=And&Order=PRICE

    yeah, I know lightscibe is pretty :greddy: but I think the people I do work for
    might actaully like it. but I may not even ever use it.
    It burns dual-layer dvd's, and while I don't do that yet its good to know that I could.

    so how are LG burners? Is it going to take a shit on me in 3 months?

    what about the other brands (sony lite-on, phillips, HP, plextor, samsung etc etc). jolly I am looking at you since you do this for a living.
     
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    I don't like LG burners.

    I recommend plextor (best), NEC (good), lite-on (good), sony (good).

    I usually recommend getting a IDE drive and use a USB/IEEE1394 enclosure.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    holy shit I did not think of that/didn't realize that was possible. always thought they were for only hard drives.
     
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    they make the enclosures in at least 3 different sizes, 2.5" for laptop hard drives, 3.5" for normal hard drives and 5.25" for cd drives and 3.5" hard drives.
     
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    oh yeah.

    ok how about this... a usb to IDE cord like this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812163001

    and this NEC drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827152058

    would that be smart? can a usb port really give the drive enough power?




    EDIT: I see it includes a seperate power supply. clearly I have no idea how this shit works
     
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    NO do not do that. You want an enclosure.
     
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    i suggest a different enclosure.

    syba is like swap-meet stuff.
     
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    i need names
     
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    hmmm...actually I am approaching it being more expensive with an external enclosure and cheap internal drive rather than just an all-in-one external drive...plus there are more parts and thus more likely something in the chain will eventually take a shit on me.

    perhaps its best to keep it simple and go with something like this?


    LITE-ON black
     
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    any prefab external will be just as complex because it will feature the same USB/IEEE1394 bridge controller to convert the usb/firewire iface to ide.
     
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    that being said, that liteon you linked to seems to be a decent external all-in-one. So if it's about the same price, go for it.
     
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    alrighty, I'm pulling the trigger on external.

    thanks man.
     

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