DVD burner

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mike09, Nov 29, 2002.

  1. mike09

    mike09 Moderator

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    i am looking in buying a dvd burner. i want an external one so i could use it across all my comps. post any good ones that r worth buying. thank you.
     
  2. Jz1397-5

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    i didn't think that they made external dvd burners. unless usb 2.0 or firewire, which most need to add as an add on card anyway. i would suggest internal.
     
  3. sparky

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    hi found an external one for you usb 2,dvd-r/rw

    find it here

    www.archos.com
     
  4. mike09

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    how can i tell if i have usb 2 ports. i got my computer in april from dell cant remember if it said anything
     
  5. Lighthater

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    If you just got it in April, you probably have atleast two ports. Look in the front of the puter and see if you have a port there. If not, you should have two (atleast) right by the keyboard/mouse ports in the back. The USB port will look like this:

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    I just ordered a Sony DRU-500A. It does both formats (+R and -R). They also make an external version called DRX500UL. This one does Firewire and USB connections. If you want specs, you can look up DRX500UL on SonyStyle.com. I tried to link, but Sony's website hates us all.
     
  6. ZipTriX

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    I think he meant to ask "how can you tell if you have USB 2.0 ports?".
     
  7. sparky

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    look in the device manager it'll tell you,:happy:
     
  8. Jz1397-5

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    careful about the 2.0 and the 1.0 standards, they both look alike and its hard to tell.
     
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  10. XP Abuser

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    wo they are expensive!
     
  11. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    when do you all think that the prices will come down and it will be an affordable standard?
     
  12. Lighthater

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  13. XP Abuser

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    they will be down when the companys realize they aint floggin em
     
  14. mike09

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    do i have usb 2.0 ports. i cant tell.
     
  15. Lighthater

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