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Old 08-11-02, 01:42 PM
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which cd burner to buy?

i've got a dell inspiron 2500 laptop. i've downloaded quite a few songs that i'd like to burn. i need some advice on a good inexpensive burner. any advice would be appreciated. thanks
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External, right? Do you have USB or FireWire?
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i've got usb. yes, i'm looking for an external as well.
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Check out the AOpen EHW-4048u, writes at up to 40x, supports USB 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 so it won't get outdated anytime soon.
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Aopen is a great name. I have the 16x aopen dvd player and it has been working great with no problems. I paid $129 for it about a year ago. Still can't believe I paid that much but it was worth it.
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Originally posted by costanza
i'm looking for an external as well.
WHY???

Dell makes an internal replacement for your unit. Much easier to deal with and you can burn anywhere.

Should be around the $275 mark
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Originally posted by 4KRG


WHY???

Should be around the $275 mark
Think you just answered your question. One of the requirements was that the solution needed to be inexpensive.
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Plus with the External unit he can move it to his next PC/Laptop too.
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Keep in mind if you don't have a USB 2.0 or Firewire port, the fastest you'll be able to burn a full disc on a USB 1.1 port is 72 minutes(on a 700mb disc at 11mb/s). If you don't have one of these ports, you can get a PCMCIA card that will give you one, but they're ~50-100 US$, which might make it more feasible to purchase the internal unit.

External brands I've had good experiences with Plextor(of course), LaCie, Iomega, and HP. Expect to spend ~150 US$ for a fast(24x or higher) burner or ~100 US$ for a slower 4x4x12x USB burner.

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