for a mini DVD production I will need to burn a LOT of DVDs next week. I would like to use all of my available PCs for this and thought about purchasing 2 external slim dvd burners.[/quote]Stay clear of those.
I guess in favor of better burn quality I will prefer to buy regular 3.5" burners instead and put them into external enclosures.
This is the better option.
- affordable (I just add this to mean: not 200+)
Depends on your local currency.
Internal Sata DVD writers start at ~20 Euro here. Plus the enclosure.
I read about the Optiarc 724x in another thread, would these be a good recommendation?
I don’t have personal experience with these, but the results posted look good. Another option seems to be Samsungs SH-S243x models.
I guess any external enclosure will do, right? If not, do you have any suggestions?
I am not sure about that. Sometimes there are compatibility issues.
Personally, I have good experience with LG’s GE20NU[I]10[/I] (or its Lightscribe sibling GE20LU[I]10[/I]) Unfortunately, these are already replaced by successor models, and I have no idea about the performance of these.