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16x DVD Burner for external - 1/12/2005 5:53:10 PM   
timz1069

 

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I'm looking to add a DVD burner to my laptop. I was wondering which one would be best? I'm planning to use a Hako-5HL enclosure but I'm not sure whether to get the NEC 3500A or the Pioneer DVR-108. Both have about the same specs and are about the same price. I just not sure which is better to use externally. Thanks for your advice.
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RE: 16x DVD Burner for external - 1/13/2005 1:58:19 AM   
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If you are about to purchase a case and a burner why don't you go for an external set? I mean why don't you buy for example LaCie 16x d2 external which is sure that the case and the burner working properly?

Impressive case but does it have firewire or just USB? Firewire is more stable for high speeds.

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RE: 16x DVD Burner for external - 1/13/2005 4:06:17 PM   
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The LaCie 16x d2 is nice and fits what I am looking for, however its double the price of an internal with enclosure. Also my laptop doesn't have firewire. It only has USB 2.0. So I'm still stuck. Is there any way that I could better my odds of making it work correctly?


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RE: 16x DVD Burner for external - 1/14/2005 1:54:45 AM   
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I didn't said you'll have problems. Just the firewire is more stable than USB. OK, if it is this way then forget my opinion.

Normaly you won't have problems, with this combination you mentioned. Just a in few cases there are.

Anyway I think Pioneer is better for your needs because if I understand correctly you are going to use it a reader too, am I correct?

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RE: 16x DVD Burner for external - 1/20/2005 11:30:54 AM   
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i dont need it for the reader. i need it mainly for backing up and copying dvds.

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RE: 16x DVD Burner for external - 1/20/2005 8:16:52 PM   
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Here you have a good and cheap 16x external burner.

Buying enclosures is always difficult, because you never know if your burner will "like" what you put it in.
I have two new enclosures. In none of then can my NEC 3500 burn at 16x. :(

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RE: 16x DVD Burner for external - 1/21/2005 8:28:46 PM   
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I bought the NEC 3500 with ext case ( usb 2.0 ) on ebay for $95.
Burned 200+ DVD's so far, not 1 coaster. I have not upgraded the firmware, and only burn 8x media at 8x. But hey, 15 mins for a full burn is fast enough for me. I dont want to chance losing my warranty by something going wrong with the firmware upgrade.

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