Anybody have info/experiences with HP 8220e External USB CDBurner?

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  1. NickSo

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    http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=8220E-RB
    My dad is planning to buy this instead of a new hard drive, does anybody know any info about this? Is it a good buy? The price is right i think. the 4x write and rewrite is same as the one on my desktop, so i wont be too jaded by the fast 16x speeds these days...
    Thanks alot!
     
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    Hey Nick I have an older model, the 7200 ext USB burner (I think it's the 7200, a relative of mine is borrowing it at the moment) and it runs fine. As a rule of thumb, shut off any screen savers and even antivirus software during a burn session. You don't want any TSR (terminate/stay/resident) to start up during the data-to-disc process.
     
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    Yeah, im used to that... My Desktop burner is 4x4x24, and no Buffer Underrun protection etc, so i gotta close as many programs as possible just to be safe.
     
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    Nick,

    Does your dad have a firewire (IEEE 1394) connection? There are external firewire burners available at the higher internal speeds (14x). Might be worth the extra few bucks.
     
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    No, he only has a USB port, though it is possible to get a Firewire PCMCIA card, it would cost more $...
     

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