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Default 12-01-2009, 03:06 AM



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Default 12-03-2009, 02:52 PM

Anyone know if this one is any good?

Newegg.com - LITE-ON 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM 200KB Max. Cache USB 2.0 Black Top Load External Slim DVD ROM Model eTDU108-96 - External CD / DVD Drives

I only want to watch DVDs and install software through it occasionally (generally light usage), and this is dirt-cheap (with free shipping).

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Default 12-03-2009, 02:56 PM

Seems ok, though I'm not a big fan of LiteOn. Just be aware that this is a reader only, not a writer.


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Default 12-03-2009, 04:37 PM

More money @ $120, but I bought this one......reads Blu-ray. Works with Mac and Windows. Of course only windows for Blu-ray....arrgghh. Has 2 usb cords. I bet it would work with just one also, but haven't tried it. Better to have more power.


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Default 12-07-2009, 12:06 AM

I belive with 2 usb cords, 1 is power and 1 is usb, i dont think it could only run on 1


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Default 12-07-2009, 01:02 AM

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I belive with 2 usb cords, 1 is power and 1 is usb, i dont think it could only run on 1
It obviously depends on the drive and computer, but my slim USB burner came with a auxiliary USB power cable which I've never needed, even when burning DVDs.


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Default 12-07-2009, 12:35 PM

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I belive with 2 usb cords, 1 is power and 1 is usb, i dont think it could only run on 1
Not usually I don't think, although as 'Reflex' has said, some could be different.

My Dell model came with a single lead already attached, but also with a separate 'adapter' cable, fitted with two USB 'plugs' if additional power is considered necessary.

It will work OK with just the single one though!


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Default 12-07-2009, 04:44 PM

It can run on one, if the one provides enough power. Systems vary on this, and a lot depends on where you plug it in. The second plug provides an additional 500ma should the drive need it.


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Default Regular DVDs are a bit off... - 12-10-2009, 02:13 PM

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Anyone know if this one is any good?

Newegg.com - LITE-ON 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM 200KB Max. Cache USB 2.0 Black Top Load External Slim DVD ROM Model eTDU108-96 - External CD / DVD Drives

I only want to watch DVDs and install software through it occasionally (generally light usage), and this is dirt-cheap (with free shipping).

Anyone know? Thanks.
I bought the drive and I have it now. I successfully installed software from it (iLife '09), and on the whole it seems fine, but just watching regular DVDs seems to be a problem. Mac's DVD Player comes up with an error that it "Cannot find a valid drive," but VLC Media Player seems to have no problem playing the DVDs straight up. Any ideas what could be wrong and how to get DVD Player to pick up on it? Thanks.
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Default 12-11-2009, 02:39 AM

Look for threads in the Mac forums explaining how to modify the DVD Player.app to allow it to work with an external drive.


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