External dvd drives

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#1

just a question as to what is the best for backing up dvd movies onto a blank dvd.
have heard a few things thrown around like,
-dvd burner
-dvr burner
-dvd rom
so if someone could shed light onto them as to what each one is and the best to use for a new external drive.
thanks shane


#2

DVD burner refers to a drive that can burn data/video to blank dvds. All modern burners can use +R or -R media, and they can use both single and double layer disks. Some can use DVD-Ram media, though this doesn’t seem to be a very popular choice due to the cost of the blank disks.

Not sure what dvr burner might be. DVR usually signifies a digital video recorder, so perhaps a replacement drive for such a machine?

DVDRom (when speaking about drives) signifies a computer drive that can only read dvds and cds, but cannot burn anything. DVDRom when applied to disks means a commercially made dvd that cannot be written to, only read.

Are you looking for a drive to fit into an external case that you already have? Or would you like a pre-made external dvd burner like this example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151194


#3

ok thanks for that.
just looking for a pre made external one.
any suggestions on brands, benq asus so forth.
thanks shane


#4

External writers are out of my experience. One of our moderators recommends LG external drives quite often, but you can probably find more info in our subforum for dvd drives: http://club.myce.com/f61/

I would think any from one of the major manufacturers would be fine these days. LG, Lite-on, Samsung, etc.