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Default 10-18-2009, 08:43 PM

Not really getting the gloss in this one, but it is a perfect match.


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Default 11-03-2009, 07:04 AM

I to believe I will splurge for the Dell one.
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Default 11-03-2009, 11:29 PM

Originally Posted by WolfKeeper View Post
If you're only going to use it to load an operating system and have a spare internal drive from a desktop/tower, just get a $20 USB adapter.

This is pretty much exactly what I was planning on doing. I assume there's no "noticable" loss of quality.

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Default 11-04-2009, 09:13 AM

Originally Posted by DellMiniMike View Post
I to believe I will splurge for the Dell one.
That was the one I went for in the end, and am very pleased with it indeed.

They often seem to have it 'On Sale'' though, so unless you are in a desperate hurry it is worth hanging on for the next half price offer!

You are in the U.S. rather than the U.K. I assume ?

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Default 11-06-2009, 07:13 PM

I just bought this one from CompuPlus. SamsungSE-S084Bfor use with my 10v.

It was on salein one of their emails for $49.99 but you can buy it direct from their site also. EDIT: It's a nice blue color!

Here are the specs (Cut N paste):
  • Device Type : DVD+/-RW (+/-R DL) / DVD-RAM drive
  • Enclosure Type : External
  • Enclosure Color : Blue
  • Interface : Hi-Speed USB
  • Width : 14.1 cm
  • Depth : 15.7 cm
  • Height : 1.9 cm
  • Weight : 420 g ( 0.92 lbs )
  • Optical Storage
  • Type: DVD+/-RW (+/-R DL) / DVD-RAM
  • Read Speed : 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
  • Write Speed : 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD+/-R) / 6x (DVD+/-R DL)
  • CD / DVD Rewrite Speed : 24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
  • Supported CD Formats : CD Text, CD Extra, CD-DA (audio), CD-I, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, Video CD, CD-ROM, DVD-Video
  • Supported Media Types : CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL
  • Access Time : 130 ms (CD), 130 ms (DVD)
  • Buffer Size : 2 MB
  • Features : Speed Adjustment Technology (SAT), Tilt Actuator Compensation (TAC), Double Optimum Power Control, Writemaster Technology, firmware upgradable
  • Compliant Standards : Video CD
  • Interfaces : 1 x Hi-Speed USB
  • Compliant Standards : RoHS
  • Package Type : Retail
  • Software Included : Drivers and Utilities, Nero Software Suite
  • OS Required : Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista
  • System Requirements Details : Windows 2000/XP/Vista - Pentium 4 - 2.8 GHz - RAM 512 MB

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Default 02-23-2010, 01:51 AM

Originally Posted by rrfranczak3 View Post
with me, I am kinda anal about this but I want mine to match so I'd rather splurge the $99 and get the Dell external drive, it'll match the glossy blakc of my Mini 10, just my thing I guess...
i totally get that im pretty anal to and would rather hack the mba super drive and use that, but thats just me
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Default 02-24-2010, 10:11 PM

I want to piggy back into this thread even though its a little old...I just bought this from Dell.

TARGUS USB 2.0 DVD-ROM Reader Only External Drive : Storage, Drives & Media | Dell

If I'm right it runs about $49.99...but I have a question...would I be able to install XP and games with it? I know it's only a reader, but I don't plan on burning any disc...anyone?

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Default 02-24-2010, 10:48 PM

Yes, you can. But for the same price, more or less, you could have a writer.

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Default 03-11-2010, 02:24 AM

i read a review for a slim drive that was powered by usb rather than ac adapter, and the reviewer stated that his netbook didn't support usb powered devices. so this might be a dumb question, but does the mini 10v support usb powered drives?

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Default 03-11-2010, 04:00 PM

yes the Mini 10, 10v and the new 1012 will support a USB powered drive

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