Need to buy NEW dvd-r drive

Looking to purchase new dvd-r drive. Want external as I have no available internal bays currently, and really care more about portability than super speed.

Looking at most probably Plextor 708UF, although I have been told that the TDK and Sony external DVD’s ought to be good as well.

Many here on this site seem to think highly of Lite-on, but haven’t seen indication of external device yet.

Have already upgraded to Nero 6.0, although have read on other threads of issues with combo of Plextor/Nero 6.0 currently, giving some trepidation.

(Currently have TDK velocd cd burner and use nero, so am comfortable using that until it fries for CD-r)


Question : Plextor way to go for best quality overall in moderately priced external drives?

Comments and opinions very much appreciated!

(Thanks for the great site!!!)

Many here on this site seem to think highly of Lite-on, but haven’t seen indication of external device yet.

Take 1 Lite-On 811S + 5.25" USB 2.0 enclosure = Ext. 811S. You get a quality drive and save a ton of money.