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Old 08-19-2008, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can you people recommend me a quality Cheap external DVD burner/reader?

I really just need a reader, but if the burner cost around 5 bucks more then its no problem.

Can you people recommend me a good one? I have never bought an external dvd burner/reader
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Default Re: Can you people recommend me a quality Cheap external DVD burner/reader?

look into the memorex brand, they have several external drive models, ive been using mine for 2 yrs with no probs. I dont have the model name handy...sry.
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hmmm...... Do they break easily?

So nobody here has an external dvd drive?

OR atleast know of one that is reliable and cheap?
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Default Re: Can you people recommend me a quality Cheap external DVD burner/reader?

Why don't you make one?

Buy a normal DVD-RW Drive, then get the encasing, its cheaper and you have a better say in what you get. (just get one in the prefered interface you want)

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Default Re: Can you people recommend me a quality Cheap external DVD burner/reader?

OMG OMG OMG!!! vernong your a life saver man.

Any clue where I can get that external enclosure? and is this really that easy to install?

So just get the 5.25 external enclosure and connect it to a dvd drive?

So I guess the question is now, which external enclusure is the best one to get?
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Newegg carries a lot of them, just look up enclosures on it, also XPCGear.com had some nice deals on them when I used some spare Laptop drives to make some Mini-External Drives
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Newegg carries a lot of them, just look up enclosures on it, also XPCGear.com had some nice deals on them when I used some spare Laptop drives to make some Mini-External Drives
So I am getting any brand will do? Do I undestand correctly? All I need to do it put the dvd drive into the enclosure thingy?

Newegg.com - Galaxy METAL GEAR 5202UC-Black 5.25" Black USB 2.0 External Enclosure - External Enclosures
Will this work this dvd burner?
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
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works the same as a external hdd pretty much.
yeah. those will work fine together, both are IDE interface, which will be converted into a usb to plug into your computer.
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Sweet thanks, buying NOW
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