I bought an external dvd burner made of a Nec 3540 and an Advance BX-Combo (apparently same as a BX-509U but with firewire support) for the enclosure. But the whole passed out 2 or 3 months ago. I suspect the case here, considering the fact that the drivers was still able to burn while I was beginning to have some problems with the drive being disconnected.
Today, I finally decided to call the hotline of the shop where I bought it (RueDuCommerce for french people, if there are any here ). Since they don’t make/sell (yes both parts were assembled by them) this model, they will give me a refund to spend one their website.
So I’ll have around 90€ (or $ approx) to spend. I started to see what they offer, and I found some models. I’m ready to spend a bit more into it.
Currently, I would have to choose between several models :
- HP 840e => 104€
- LG GSA-2166D => 80€
- LiteOn 1673SU (well if it’s a better choice) => 125€
(internal with an enclosure)
- NEC 4550A => 45.50€ (no kidding )
- LG 4167 => 44€
- NEC 4551A => 47€
- Lite-On SHM-165P6S-09C (don’t know it)
As for the enclosure, I was thinking of :
- Advance BX-509U (don’t know the chip)
- Advance BX-Combo (same as before => Oxford Chip)
- ThermalTake Muse A2293
I always burn Verbatim media, so quality won’t be a problem.
Do you have any good advice ?