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looking for usb 3.0 external dvd player

by ultimate15red / June 27, 2017 8:32 PM PDT

am looking for an external dvd player or writer with usb 3.0

will it be faster than usb 2.0 or should I stick with my external dvd writer with power supply?

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by Bob__B / June 27, 2017 11:49 PM PDT

I doubt usb 2 is your problem.

Transfer to/from disc is going to be slow.

What dvd unit do you have?
Make and model.

What is the type of disc you are using and what is the speed rating of the disc your using?

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by ultimate15red / June 28, 2017 5:08 PM PDT
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I have Super Multi External 24x DVD Rewriter with a power supply

I was wondering if a LG Ultra Slim Portable DVD Rewriter can reach a speed of 24x without a power supply just by using 3.0 usb

or even any portable drive

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24X writing to CD? Sure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2017 5:14 PM PDT
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I checked the spec and only 8x to DVD media. Even then my choice to record 12x to CD media for safety, and other reasons.

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by Bob__B / June 29, 2017 1:07 AM PDT
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We could do the math.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2017 7:04 AM PDT

But the last time I did that USB 2.0 was more than up to the task of recording DVD at 8x speed. However I never record at the rated speed of the media because, reasons.

I record at half the media speed or drive speed, whichever is lower.

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