Best Bang For The Buck Ext. CD-RW

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  1. BenS

    BenS Stunt Coordinator

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    My birthday is next week and I have been doing some searching for a cd-rw. My fiancee says she wants to buy one for me and I was just wanting some of your opinions on the subject.
     
  2. Paul_Fisher

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    I would get a 40x Plextor Plexwriter. IMO, these are the best CD-writers. I believe they go for around $150-$175. The also have burn-proof technology, so you won't get any buffer-underrun errors, which will produce coasters.
     
  3. DonRoeber

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    It all depends on your needs. I travel a lot, so having a portable cd-rw means a lot to me. I've got a LaCIE PocketWriter drive. It's not exactly fast (4x4x32x, I think), but it's "ruggedized" with a blue rubber casing (it looks better than it sounds), and is bus powered firewire (it's also got USB support, but that requires the included external power supply). It's small and always works. But it was $399 when I bought it.

    Now that most laptops can be had with DVD/CD-RW drives, I doubt I'd buy it again, but until then, it works great.
     
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    Whoops, didn't see that you wanted an external drive. I think the Plextor is only internal, sorry...
     
  5. Chris PC

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    Don't know about value for your money exactly, but the Yamaha top line one is awesome. It will come out as a scsi version.
     
  6. brentl

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    Make sure you get one that is USB 2.0.


    That's all I can say.

    Brent
     
  7. BenS

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    If i don't have a USB port now will it be hard to upgrade to USB2.0 or can I even get USB 2.0 without having a USB port right now.
     
  8. brentl

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    You can get a USB2.0 pci card for, like, $30..

    Sure it will add a few bucks to you r cost it's a good move.

    Gotta love the hot swap ability.

    Brent
     

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