Which external?

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

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.

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.

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

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

thanks, very useful!
have you tried them?

I didn’t notice the samsung isn’t DL!