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Good External DVD burner?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Mattroid, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Mattroid

    Mattroid Member

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    I wasn't sure where else to put this, so I hope it goes here okay...

    I need to get an External DVD burner for my laptop. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions as to what brand/model/etc I should get? Is paying an extra $50 or so worth it to get a better brand?

    I was looking at the link below. Anyone know of a better place to get one (online or a local store)?

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=483
     
  2. deadcat

    deadcat Regular member

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    Personally id get something like a internal pioneer 108 or 107 (bit less but no dual layer) and chuck it in a aluminium enclosure
     
  3. bigorange

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    I highly recommend the Plextor PX-708UF external burner. Plextor is known for their quality and dependability. I have this drive and wouldn't trade it for anything.
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small][​IMG] [bold]GO VOLS![/bold]..Dell Media4600, XP,Pentium 4 @2.80GHz/800Mz,512MB,280HDw/8MB,17" flat panel,AIO-A920,8xDVD-ROM,integrated 5.1 audio, HPdc4000,PlextorPX-708UF,LiteOn SO[/small]
     
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  4. Mattroid

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    i had wondered about that as well (getting an internal and putting it in one of those enclosures)...but when i found them at the store, those things are damn exspensive...know of a good 'cheap' one? I don't want to spend a lot more unless it's really worth it.
     
  5. bigorange

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    well, that lets Plextor out, they ain't cheap. You can get a good LiteOn, soon to be the no.1 manufacturer of DVD burners and a very good brand, for about 70.00 and an external USB or Firewire case for about 20.00 which would total 90.00 + shipping.(about a 100.00)

    If you would like the URL, let me know.
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small][​IMG] [bold]GO VOLS![/bold]..Dell Media4600, XP,Pentium 4 @2.80GHz/800Mz,512MB,280HDw/8MB,17" flat panel,AIO-A920,8xDVD-ROM,integrated 5.1 audio, HPdc4000,PlextorPX-708UF,LiteOn SO[/small]
     
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    yes, please :)
     
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