I’m new on this forum, but I have been checking it out a bit for some time.
My situation is this:
My laptop dvd-writer is failing too many times now. Which by the way is pretty odd since it had only been used for 2 years or so, and only to back up my Wii-games. Anyhooo…
I decided I should buy an external dvd-writer as a replacement.
Now I don’t burn anything that often, thanks to hard disk mediaplayers and such, so I’m not to keen on spending a lot of money on something that I wont be using that much.
That being said, when I do use the writer I (naturally) want it to work. Sure, there are no guarantees that everything will go perfectly, but there must be some standards to maintain.
I read the (old) topic on Top 10 Writers, but those seem to be all internal drives. And since my budget is limited, buying an external casing AND an internal drive is not an option, really.
After searching for external drives in store at local retail stores, these are the drives that survived the budget filter:
Also there’s a unfamiliar slimline writer : DM701 Slimline DVD Writer, which pretty much has basic stats (as it seems) for slimilne external writers, but because of the unknown factor it’s doubtable anybody knows the quality and results with that one.
Since the writers are slimlines as well as normal sized ones, I’ll elaborate some more on the criteria (next to the main one: budget <=â‚¬55 )
I use(d) mediocre quality DVD’s (Arita), which work most of the time on the Wii. Yet by the sound of it, I don’t think it always likes them.
So it must be a versatile writer with pretty good overall results.
Of course I’d love the writer to be really fast, but as I said earlier: I don’t burn that often, and when I do I’m rarely in a hurry so speed isn’t that much of a factor. Add to that, that Wii-backups shouldn’t be burned at a high speed at all, you can understand why it’s no main criteria.
I like the fact that slimline writers are able to use a usb-port for power, unfotunately slimlines do tend to be slower (a lot in comparison), besides that I’m not planning to take my writer along anywhere, but If I did I could just as well put it in a bag, not necessarily in my pocket.
So, to end this long story, for the ones that didn’t get lost along the way
Which external writer would you recommend for me?
Thanks in advance!