Hi,Anyone had experience of this drive? I need a DVD burner and I use a laptop 99% of the time so was thinking about an external drive. Am a big Liteon fan but am unsure as to using a burner linked on USB2.0 Anyone know of any problems with external burners? I will be using it to back up commercial DVD's and will want to play them on any DVD player. Will be using CloneDVD with AnyDVD running.Am I worrying about nothing?!?
Laptop is an Asus 6000n running a Centrio 1.7 chip and 64mb ATI9600 graphics card (512mb ram and 80GB 5400rpm hard drive)
Thanks for any help!
I have a 851S running off an external drive bay thru my USB2.0. Works great. NO diffrence from an internal drive.
There are mixed results with usb2 and hi speed burners. Some ppl have success, many ppl have problems going above 4x, nobody's had a problem with firewire. To minimize all 'possible' headaches, try for a fire, or a dual fire-usb2 box.
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Thanks for the feedback, yes the lappie has a 4 pin firewire which I guess would be the way to go, but not sure if Liteon do a firewire drive. Maybe I should look at Plextor? Have used Liteon and Plextor in the past (amongst others) and they have been the best so I'm all for giving them another go.
Suggestions of Firewire drive would be appriciated.
to save money and hassle, u don't need a 'firewire-drive' (and plextors are radically overpriced). Just get the regular internal IDE drive that u want, and get a firewire enclosure to put it in (or firewire/usb2 combo for maximum compatibility). Enclosures to recommend are any ones that have the oxford 911 chipset, that's the grandaddy of em all. That's what I, and a lot of other people, did and it is totally effective.PS - most enclosures come with a 6-6 firewire cable, don't forget to by your 4-6.
Thanks for the tip, it sounds like the way to go. There is life after going mobile!Cheers
i found a cheap enclosure at officemax and stuck my 811s in it for kicks and it will burn @8x with no difference in quality so you may want to try that. in addition to my $51 811 it was $29 for the enclosure that came with a 52246s cdrw.
I have had this drive installed and working for nearly a year. NowXP (nor any burning software) is no longer seeing the drive as a writable orrecordable divice. Just a CD-Rom. When I click on the drive in My Computerwith a disc in the tray- I get back a response Disc is not accesible -Incorrect function Can I get some advice as to what to do. The drive does reconize on another computerCan anybody give me some ideas on what I can do
is this the error you get?
in a popup box that says "My Computer"
"G\: is not accessible. Incorrect function
If so, this is NORMAL when a BLANK CD/DVD is inserted..Note that G\: is the burner I just tried.