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#1 codajohn

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 10:33 AM

I am looking for an external burner to give my Lap NEC DVD+RW ND-6100A 104D a break. I've been burning for a couple of years. I've probably burned over 200 with it. I figure I shouldn't push it.
I'm looking for advice on what to buy :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 07:35 AM

LG and Sony are decent dvd burners, for price and compatibility. that is the eaqsy part, cause burners come and they go. but a bay generally dosent get replaced. a cheap one you will notice feels looks and wears like a cheap suit. so dont try to go cheap on the bay, buy a decent one. theres my 2 cents worth!
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 08:12 AM

Hi Snapper,
What is a "bay?" :thumbsup: Are you suggesting that I buy an internal burner and put it into an external enclosure?
I thought that an external burner would already be inside a bay (enclosure).
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 08:15 AM

yes that is what i am suggesting. depending where u are, we sell lg dvd burnwers for 60$ can, and a decent bay (usb 2.0, internal and external) for between 40-60$. this way when u replace your burner again, or want to use it for another application, ex:hard drive, you can easily make the changes.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 07:48 PM

I had made my external USB Maxtor 250 HD the same way. Shortly after, Linksys came out with a wireless HD storage router. The only problem was that the unit I built couldn't work on a network system.
It sounds like you are in the buisness. :thumbsup: Send me your url. I'm looking to buy.
I'm N.J. US.
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 12:16 AM

well, i am a network/pc tech, but, 2 problems, i don't think it is proper for me to solicit anything here. i strictly give advise.another thing, lol, i live in newfoundland (canada)
i did see those linksys usb file sharing devices, they are cool. another thing you can do, if you don't want to buy a bay, is to share out what u wanna burn on your laptop, and burn over the network. but i would still say a bay. thank you for your intrest however. :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 April 2006 - 04:00 PM

Just ordered an external Lg 5163D from 3DTech. :thumbsup: Just waiting for it to arrive.
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Posted 23 April 2006 - 08:36 AM

Well it finally came. Works great on either Firewire or USB 2.0. Updated to latest firmware.
It came with only came with USB cable, owners manual and Software (LG DVD Writer Solutions). Power DVD, Power Production Gold, Nero Express, InCD and Acrobat Reader. I had called about the OEM packaging and was told I would get all cables but no software. To my surprise I got the software but no firewire. I called to complain and they sent me a firewire cable. That's what I call customer service.
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