Using internal desktop drives with laptops

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  1. Marcos

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    Bump, i really would like some info on this, im sure someone here has considered this
     
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    Get +, from what I heard - isn't going anywhere.
     
  4. The Bastard

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    Normally you can outfit any optical or harddisk with an aftermarket enclosure with firewire or usb2.0, but in the case of dvdrw, it's more problematic. I haven't experienced this myself, but there have been many instances with people getting coasters while burning. Coastering a $2 media can get expensive.

    http://www20.tomshardware.com/storage/20031027/index.html

    Great review on 11 of the top drives which also go into explaining which DVD standards are available.
     
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    Hmm, ok, good info,
     
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    Finally, someone else has seen the light! Where I live you have to drive an hour to buy DVD-RW's but can get 5,10,25-packs of DVD+RW's in 4 different brands.
     
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    I thought one of those had dvd player compatibility issues?
     
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    Yes the HP 300e, the only external they rate. Apparently it sucks, while the 300i (internal version) is a good piece of hardware.
     
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    I meant, either DVD+ or DVD- had compatibility issues with home movie dvd players.
     

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