I’m looking for an external DVD burner to take on a long-term overseas assignment. I will use it to back up data, as an adjunct to an external hard drive.
Top priority - reliability and hassle-free operation. A “slim” design would be nice but not essential.
Lesser priorities - speed, the latest bells & whistles, price.
I have thought about buying a top-rated internal drive and an external enclosure, but for this purpose, I’d rather have an ordinary external burner. One reason is support - If I ever have any questions, I don’t want a support department to weasel out of answering them by blaming the problem on another component. I know they’d try that anyway, but at least it gives me a fighting chance.
Price is not a top priority although of course I want it to be within reason. Wouldn’t mind last week’s technology instead of next week’s, if the basic functionality is there.
I have a Plextor external CD burner that has always worked smoothly and efficiently without hassling me for attention. I bought it because at the time I was told it was the top brand. I would get a Plextor again, but since I don’t see it mentioned here as often as other brands, I wanted to get opinions and other recommendations.
I will be ordering within the next week - and would really appreciate any help and buying tips about the brand and features I should look for.