Which external?

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#1

which one would you reccomend?
Samsung 16x Dvd R/rw Dual Layer External Usb2.0 Retail (TS-E552U)
Liteon 1633SX 16x DVD R/RW Dual Layer External USB 2.0

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=76821&_LOC=UK

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=81039&_LOC=UK

Thanks
Tom


#2

i’d go with Samsung over Lite-On any day, but from a very quick perusal of the specs, doesn’t appear the samsung has DL capabilities…

if dual layer burning is important to you, then your choice is already made.


#3

This is the first time I see anything about TS-E552U. I heard from Samsung the external model is only for European market distribution. I’m not sure if the drive uses the same firmware as TS-H552U, the internal model.

Writing : DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW
Reading : DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM
Read Speed CD 48X (7.2MB/sec) :DVD 8X (10.8MB/sec)
Write Speed DVD+R Double 2.4X (3.24MB/sec :DVD+R 16X :CD-R 40X
ReWrite Speed DVD+RW 4X CD-RW 32X
Buffer Size (KB) 2MB
Access Time (ms) DVD : 130ms CD : 110ms

It says 2.4x DVD+R Double. TS-H552U supports 4x DVD+R DL.


#4

i see i missed the +R DL @ 2.4X…my bad…

heed kenshin’s advice any day over mine :wink:


#5

thanks, very useful!
have you tried them?

I didn’t notice the samsung isn’t DL!