Laptop DVD writers

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by G Hardy, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. G Hardy

    G Hardy Guest

    Do they conform to a standard when it comes to dimensions? Is there anything
    I need to be wary of if I want to replace the existing writer in my laptop?

    The current model is a Philips SDVD8820 - and it's a PoS. I'm looking at
    replacing it with a Pioneer or NEC.
     
    G Hardy, Mar 17, 2007
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  2. G Hardy

    Arny Krueger Guest

    Beware of Pioneer, I recommend NEC.
     
    Arny Krueger, Mar 18, 2007
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  3. I just got a liteon from dabs to replace my Dell CD-RW/DVD-Rom drive.
    Apart from a bit of fiddling with the 'cage' that converts the
    standard connections into Dell's own proprietary (at least for my
    Laptop) connections. All worked extremely well. Bargain for about £35
    all in

    Doc
     
    Dr Hfuhruhurr, Mar 19, 2007
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  4. G Hardy

    Just D Guest

    "G Hardy">
    When I faced the same problem after my next laptop DVD burner died I bought
    an external USB2 case and inserted a regular DVD burner into this case.
    Advantages? It's portable and can be connected to any computer. The burner
    itself is usually cheaper, but the case has some price, I personally paid
    about $50 for the box, same as for the regular full-size DVD burner. It can
    power itself using a wall outlet, and you can just shut it down when it's
    not required. And finally my one supports all possible and impossible
    standards and formats including dual layer disks. All programs recognize
    this burner like it's installed inside the box, no drivers are required if
    you use XP. It's easily writing DVD on 16x speed (I'm having Pioneer 1810
    for $50, pretty cheap, but I didn't destroy any DVD or CD from over 100
    disks that I wrote), grabs completely an audio CD in just a few minutes. If
    you're interested I can take the enclosure and write its name, but I guess
    it's not important and you could use the nearest accessible.

    Just D.
     
    Just D, Apr 12, 2007
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