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Default 10-10-2009, 08:27 PM

Ok, that's different but still nice. Uses the new higher-powered USB spec.


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Default 10-11-2009, 02:14 AM

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Your correct. The negative reports were about the IO Magic.

I was one of those posters.

It looks like Dell may have finally taken some action in this area after all these months.

I haven't been coming to this forum for some time (due to lack of time), thus not sure when Dell started the offer with their branded unit, nor any feedback. It does look like it compliments the mini series netbooks very well.....right down to the finger print and smudge capabilities.

My reservation is the power coming only from the usb on the computer. The mini 9 (which I have a couple of) is a little finicky on the usb ports (the one closest to the power supply being the strongest and the single port on the left hand side as you use the netbook being the weakest and most fickle). Also, it would be nice to know whose innards is actually inside the housing.

I looked very quickly at the specs. thus, if I made any errors, my apologies.

I would be interested hearing others who have this Dell unit as I would be interested at possibly buying this for my wifes and daughters mini 9s as a Christmas present.

As for me I'm very happy with my Sony (IO Magic replacement); even thought it is more costly, it has a very nice black brushed aluminum housing and much better quality then the IO Magic. Negative is the rather large AC power brick. Works 1st time and every time though. Burned several CDs and DVDs on it.

Hopefully Dell's unit is worthy.
i can't speak for the mini 9, but my wife has a 10v and i was able to hook my dell branded ext dvd up to it and install xp with no problems. i used the single side port, no issues. i haven't tried burning anything with that machine tho. not only does this power off the usb port, but the cord also slides back into the drive when not in use, makes for a nice compact package.

and yes, it does have the fingerprint attraction as well.
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Cool 10-11-2009, 06:57 PM

I am also all about matching and when I get my ext. DVD I will surely get the Dell, I really dont care about fingerprints, thats why God made Windex, I also like the fact it also comes with a travel case and has a retractable cord, it should fit well in my Targus Sport case along with my Targus Netbook Cooler..


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Default 10-13-2009, 04:21 PM

I am probably going to do a clear skin of some sort for the 11z... probably get enough to do the DVD drive too.
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Default 10-22-2009, 03:56 PM

Dell frequently have offers on this particular drive, which are worth looking out for, or they are often cheaper when bought at the same time as a Mini.

I purchased mine afterwards, (for £63) and have been very pleased with it. So far I have used it ti install Windows 7 direct from a DVD.

As already mentioned, it comes with a single permanently attached, but short, retractable cable and also a second separate cable which enables it to take power from two USB sockets, which I used, just to be on the safe side.

It is a 'slot loader' and looks very smart!


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