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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Orlando, Florida
Re: Dell's external USB CD/DVD drive - 10-21-2008, 01:17 AM
According to Dell's site, the only cable included is a USB cable.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/prod ... u=A1970927
Join Date: Oct 2008
Re: Dell's external USB CD/DVD drive - 10-21-2008, 02:11 AM
I canceled mine because it was on backordered a ways
so I got the LG slim drive from NewEgg. It also comes with a USB power cable,but so far,I havent had the need to use it to read discs,just got it today and havent tried to burn anything yet,but I figure that uses more power and probably needs the extra cable.
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bristol, CT
Re: Dell's external USB CD/DVD drive - 01-08-2009, 07:37 PM
My Dell supplied I/O Magic Portable DVD-RW works. I have had a few issues with it however.
The unit installed fine and XP Home/SP3 assigned a drive for it. Later I attached unit to usb connector and I get a beep but system doesn't identify it and calls it an "unkown devise". Unconnect and reconnect a few times and on different usb connecters (between the 3 on the mini9). After a bit of this cat-n-mouse, I trade out the supplied cord for one I have on hand. I seem to have better results, though not perfect. I also have learned to give the system time to figure out the DVD-RW and assign it as a drive. This may take many, many seconds.
I have loaded software onto the mini9 with this unit, listen to some of my computer generated (not generated with the mini9/I/O Magic DVD-RW ) music CD's and tested a few DVD's to for playback. Of the 3 tested, one was stuttery ( which played fine on my DVD player attached to my TV), thus need to try a couple more.
I haven't tried burning any CD's nor DVD's, which maybe I should do soon.
My understanding is that these DVD-RW's aren't especially good or longed lived, period. I could be corrected on this.
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