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FINDING A GOOD EXTERNAL DVD DRIVE

by PAMGLOBAL1 / May 9, 2013 7:38 AM PDT

I AM INTERESTED IN FINDING A GOOD EXTERNAL DVD DRIVE, THAT:
1) CAN BE USED IN BOTH A LAPTOP AND DESKTOP COMPUTER.
2) THAT IS RUGGED IN DESIGN AND WON'T STOP WORKING IF ACCIDENTALLY DROPPED.
3)RELIABLE-WON'T STOP WORKING AFTER USING IT FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.
4)ONE THAT IS A WORKHORSE AND AGAIN, WON'T BREAKDOWN.
5) A DVD DRIVE THAT IS REASONABLY PRICED.
6)ONE THAT CAN BE USED FOR INSTALLING SOFTWARE, BURNING CD, DVD'S, ETC.

YOUR HELP IN THIS MATTER WOULD TRULY BE APPRECIATED. BEEN TRYING TO DO RESEARCH ON MY OWN AND IT''S OVERWHELMING.

PRESENTLY, AM A CAREGIVER TO MY MOTHER WHO IS UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR PANCREATIC CANCER-SO TIME IS AT A PREMIUM.

"THANK YOU."

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 9, 2013 8:07 AM PDT

All the units I see are 30 buck units that I get 2 to 5 years out of.

Are you saying you would pay 10 times that for a 10 year device?
Bob

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Most will do
by Willy / May 11, 2013 3:28 AM PDT

I suggest you look at the LG and Asus models, though there are many out there. Look at the "slim models" for a more compact unit. Alas, don't expect any DVD player/burner to last forever and it depends on usage, etc., to the most out of it. The cost associated with whatever you buy also refers to what is included with the package, thus any s/w or install, etc., maybe desired but under normal circumstances, use in Vista and later OSes should be capable to handle the new ext. drive via USB connection.

Quite frankly any slim ext. drive will do in the $39 and above range. I just don't see a major problem unless some uniqueness is required. Just buy the cheapest out there. Wink

tada -----Willy Happy

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