Well I disagree.... External burners are a waste of money... yeah you can take em anywhere .. but are you really going to ? Its not like they are made better. External dial up modems were the thing to buy cause they were better than internal ones ... but internal burners are better now cause they are cheaper and the do the same job for like $100 less and you cannot make them skip as easily.
The only benifit for an external drive would be for somone who has no room in their case ... in that situation I would buy another case cause it would probably be cheaper ... plus the less cables out the back of my comp the better.
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