Reccommended external DVD/CD burners

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#1

can anybody suggest/ steer me to good external DVD/Cd burners? that would work with a USB port? I would be using it to read write, & rip CDs & DVDs.


#2

Hi,[QUOTE=Sossity;2496262]can anybody suggest/ steer me to good external DVD/Cd burners? that would work with a USB port?[/quote]You are thinking of a drive that is USB powered? Or of a Half Height drive with own power supply?

Michael


#3

[QUOTE=mciahel;2496275]Hi,You are thinking of a drive that is USB powered? Or of a Half Height drive with own power supply?

Michael[/QUOTE]

I don’t know what a half height drive is, maybe I am looking for a USB powered one, to use with a laptop, as I have heard that laptop drives are no good. I will be using it with programs like imageburn & dbpoweramp cd ripper.


#4

[QUOTE=Sossity;2496285]I don’t know what a half height drive is,[/quote]Desktop drives.

maybe I am looking for a USB powered one, to use with a laptop, as I have heard that laptop drives are no good.
You don’t want a USB powered drive.
These violate USB specs, and they are laptop drives wich aren’t that reliable.

I will be using it with programs like imageburn & dbpoweramp cd ripper.
LG GE20NU10/GE20LU10. Excellent CD ripper. For DVD ripping, you need to patch the firmware with MCSE in order to get rid of the Riplock. I am not sure if the drive’s firmware is supported, but you can check that out by downloading the firmware and throwing into MCSE and see what patches are possible.

Michael


#5

I’d go with an LG too. I have an older external LG that’s still burning well after 4 years of pretty regular use. :slight_smile:

That said, the Samsung SE-S084C I have (which is basically a USB powered laptop drive) has done pretty well since I got it, and is also a good reader to boot. I abused it pretty badly in the first month I had it, burning and reading disc after disc after disc. :wink:

EDIT: However, USB-powered drives may or may not work well for you - the aforementioned Samsung works beautifully on my two desktops, however.

For an all-round “safe” option, I’d go with a half-height drive with its own power supply. :wink: