Recommend me an external DVD writer

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#1

I’m in the market of buying an external dvd writer for my notebook. Can anyone recommend me an external dvd burner? My budget is somewhere around $70.


#2

Hi,

my personal favourite would be LG GE20NU (or GE20LU, which has additional Lightscribe). Avoid those slim drives, especially if they don’t come with a separate PSU shipped.

Michael


#3

I have both a ASUS and Rosewill units they both work fine.


#4

[QUOTE=brncao;2481653]I’m in the market of buying an external dvd writer for my notebook. Can anyone recommend me an external dvd burner? My budget is somewhere around $70.[/QUOTE]

I have this one and it works great on my laptop via USB. (Lite-ON eZAU422-08 with LightScribe)


#5

How easy would it be to repair if a flash goes wrong? Think MTKFlash. Fixing an internal notebook dvd drive was impossible for me.

Edit: Will the USB 2.0 be the bottleneck or will the dvd drive be the bottleneck? If the DVD writer itself is slower than USB 2.0, then I might go with Bob’s recommendation.


#6

I realize that external slimline drives are not recommended because they don’t perform as well, but what would you recommend for an external slimline drive. Am I better off getting an external drive (assembled) or getting a laptop slimline drive and an enclosure and putting together my own external drive?

I was looking at the LG GP08LU10 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136156&cm_re=lg_external--27-136-156--Product


#7

Hi and Welcome!

I don’t recommend any external slim drive since these violate the USB specs and cause overloading of the USB port the drive is connected to. If you really want such a beast, get one you can connect a separate power supply to.

Michael