[QUOTE=mciahel;2567648]It is simple.
An USB port is specified to deliver up to 500 mA if requested by the device.
A slim DVD writer demands up to 1500 mA. I guess you do not want to overload your USB ports.
You have seen what we recommend. Perhaps you can get one of these in a local store.[/quote]
Not enough power. Fair enough.
Edit: since your initial link was from bestbuy.com I guess you want to buy from there.
They have at least two external “HalfHeight” drives listed, and if you insist on a slim drive, you might check the Sony and Pioneer units. Seems as if these come with a power supply and thus are spec compliant.
It doesn’t have to be from bestbuy. That is the electronics store with the most extensive inventory in my area that I know of.
I don’t much care if it’s slim or not.
My criteria is:
Must be external, not internal.
Must be able to read DVDs. Being able to burn them, and/or burn CDs are added bonuses but are not required.
Should be 50 USD or less, I can go higher but would rather not.
Should be from a retail store.
I linked that particular model simply because it had the best reviews of the lot. No idea how much weight that carries but there you go.