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External vs Internal Drives

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by sdavies, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. sdavies

    sdavies Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm a laptop user and as such it would be more economical for me to get an external DVD-rw drive. I'm familiar with the Pioneer A05 internal one, but I can pick up an external 106 drive for a pretty good price.

    My question: Are the external drives just as reliable as the internal ones? Does going through USB 2.0 create coasters?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. flanman

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    Most "External" Drive are actualy the same drive as the internal drive, but in an external casing. I used a Sony 500AX as external on wifes mac with, and then eventually put it in internally on my PC. Both worked fine for me. I have read some people having problems with firmware upgrades on some externals, so make sure you research the drive you are buying.
     

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