External lite-on drive for $30

vbimport

#1

hey guys, i’m really tempted to buy this external lite-on. can anyone tell me if 30$ is a good price for it and what model it is? I have never owned any external drives before. I know the price for this is excellent but how about the quality?

Any help is appreciated.

Link: http://officedepot.shoplocal.com/officedepot/default.aspx?action=detail&flashbrowse=y&storeid=2397651&rapid=370327&pagenumber=10&listingid=-2093741194&ref=%2Fofficedepot%2Fdefault.aspx%3Faction%3Dbrowsepageflash%26storeid%3D2397651%26pagenumber%3D10%26rapid%3D370327%26prvid%3Dofficedepot-070218


#2

The Newegg buyer reviews are all pretty positive.
Also:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=179270


#3

Most likely a SHM-165P6SX. :slight_smile:
http://us.liteonit.com/us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=51&Itemid=85

$30 is a bargain for this drive. Get it while you can.


#4

I bought it. Can’t wait to use it now!!


#5

Just bought one from office depot and can confirm that it is model SHM-165P6SX05C with a manufacture date of December 2006. As mentioned, it is just an external version of the drive discussed/reviewed in this thread: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=181658


#6

SHM-165P6SX05C is the same model that I have. However, my manufacture date says September 2006.


#7

These appear to be close out as it states while supplies last and seems to be limited to certain stores in sates MD, VA, DE and PA.


#8

Watch out for the $50 rebate.


#9

Do the RPC and book type tools work with external drives, and can firmware updates be done on external drives? Pardon my ignorance, but external burners are new to me.


#10

Hi,

Yes. No problem.

Michael