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#1 Wyler

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:57 PM

Hi, first time posting on the fourms and I hope this is the right section.

I had a HP Windows Vista (upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate though recently) but due to a power surge it stopped working. I have a Lenovo laptop too which still works. I have some data on the hard drive from the computer that died and I need off of it. Also, since my laptop doesn't have a burning drive, just a standard DVD/CD reader, I want to also be able to use the burning drive from that computer as well.

My plan was to get this device from Newegg,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...6-014-_-Product

Hook up my hard drive, copy the stuff I need to have burned, then hook up my burning drive to burn the stuff I copied to my laptop. I cannot open up my laptop because it is a school laptop. They will have me pay for it if it's opened and I definitely do not have the funds for that.


So my question is, will this device help me for what I'm trying to do? I just don't want to waste any money, I'm working on some really limited funds. If it's not right, can someone help me pick out the right thing I need?


Also, I was going to get some dual layer DVD-R's from Newegg as well. Which one would you recommend?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817130048
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...9-029-_-Product



Thanks for any help you guys can give me. I'd appreciate it.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 02:58 AM

Those USB/SATA adapters work very well with hard drives. I have 3 or 4 of them now and use them constantly to transfer data to/from customer's drives. The problem is using a converter to burn disks with a CD/DVD burner. Sometimes it works, sometimes it don't. I don't have this particular model, so I can't say specifically whether it will work well with a burner or not.

If you need dual layer DVDs, Verbatim is the only way to go. Any other brand is a crapshoot.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:17 AM

Taiyo Yuden is one of the best out there.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 02:08 PM

Those USB/SATA adapters work very well with hard drives. I have 3 or 4 of them now and use them constantly to transfer data to/from customer's drives. The problem is using a converter to burn disks with a CD/DVD burner. Sometimes it works, sometimes it don't. I don't have this particular model, so I can't say specifically whether it will work well with a burner or not.

If you need dual layer DVDs, Verbatim is the only way to go. Any other brand is a crapshoot.


Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 02:53 PM

Taiyo Yuden is one of the best out there.


No argument there, but he needed dual layer media. I assume a "+R DL" seeing as the "-R DL" is a very rare bird and many DL burners don't support it. TY doesn't make "+R" double layer to my knowledge.

Now, TY DVD+R is my absolute favorite, but it never goes on sale, and I end up picking up a 100 pack of Verbatims at Sam's just out of convenience.

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