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Thread: External DVD Burner

  1. #1
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    Nov 2008

    External DVD Burner

    I was thinking of replacing, for convenience, the recorders with internal or external recorders include them in box dedicated....

    There are things to know about the external burners are the same or identical to those inside? connect usb for example, does not limit the speed of writing data?

    other special?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008

    Re: External DVD Burner

    First of all, internal burners are less expensive; however, they are not portable, require installation and use up an IDE connection. There is some debate over which type is faster, but the speed differences, if any, are negligible. A bigger concern is how the burner and computer are connected.

    An external drive transfers data either through a USB 2.0 or 1.1 or FireWire port. So, before buying anything it is important to know what connections the computer already has or what could be added. Although most burners are USB 1.1 backwards compatible, this type of port is outdated and will transfer data much slower than the 2.0 version or FireWire (or IEEE 1394). If the computer does not have any of these ports, a USB 2.0, FireWire, or SATA port can be added to a desktop.

    Although external burners are more expensive they are portable. Most burners use an external power source and leave IDE connections inside the computer open for other things. This also prevents the computer's power from being taxed during use.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Re: External DVD Burner

    Installing an internal DVD burner is easy and quick, even for novices as the installation process hardly takes more than 30 minutes. A DVD burner can be installed in a free drive bay or it can replace an existing CD-ROM or CD-RW drive.
    It has been proved that there is no virtual difference in transfer speeds between internal and external DVD drives. The external version is usually same as the internal model in a plastic case with a separate power supply and USB connection.

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    Nov 2008

    Re: External DVD Burner

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