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Old 11-22-2004, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of buying an NEC ND-3500A 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive and putting it in an external enclosure to turn it into an external drive. It would be connected through USB 2.0 or Firewire. Would it be able to burn at maximum speed if I make it external?

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I have seen a external cdrw on usb2 burn a full cd just as fast as it would internaly. The one thing that would limit the speed is how fast data can be pulled off your hard drive. With a raptor drive the usb will be the limiting factor, but with a slower rpm drive the hard drive will most likely be the limiting factor.
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