Can I Buy Any Exteral CD/DVD Burner?

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    krypto89

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    just wondering if any external drive will work with the AAO? i found one that has all my requirements (dual layer, lightscribe, good reviews):

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... merreviews

    the only thing is that the system requirements ask for a pentium III 1.0 ghz. if it doesn't i can still use it on my primary PC. just hoping that i could use it for both PCs.

    thanks in advance for any responses...
     
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    System requirements not always are truth. Actually any external CD/DVD will work with AA1. Look at this: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=4165
     
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    Lodovik

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    Take a look at this link:
    http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=10986

    This is what I've bought and it's working perfectly with my AA1. No need to use the 2nd power cable, just connect the USB cable and you're done. It's very small, DL and LightScribe are supported and the price is good. On top of that, a two years warranty...
     
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    I bought myself external DVD writer and it works great with AAO. I think you should consider buying more compact burner unless you use the external DVD burner on multiple computer. Lacie driver is great compact DVD burner. There are others like

    Sony
    Samsung
    LG
    Targus
    Lenovo
    Toshiba
    Plextor

    I got myself Panasonic VW-BN1 and it is useful for Camcorder and use it as PC DVD rom drive.
     
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    thanks for the replies. was planning on buying the LG from geeks.com and i saw the lacie drive on there. i would love the usb powered slim ones but the LG is significantly cheaper. will consider both. it depends on how often i will be burning dual layer discs...
     
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    I used the Lacie portable DVD with no problem. The USB-powered feature plus slim profile is perfect for this machine.
     
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    Agree with the other replies... ANY usb external DVD burner can be used on our AAO. I use a Lenovo brand myself, the ones used on thinkpads. It's very small compact, and rugged. And no external power supply needed. :cool:
     
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