DVD/CD reader/writer/burner?

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    I have an Acer Aspire One, with XP. Runs fine, no problems. I'm considering the purchase of a device that will allow me to read and write/burn DVDs and CDs using my AAO. Main use would be the transfer of MS-Word and MS-Excel items back and forth, plus some viewing of jpg files. Any particular brands/models to recommend for purchase - or to avoid? What are the most important specs to get? Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    I prefer the slim models that don't require external power. Samsung has one that is just like that, fair priced, works well.

    model SE-S084B/RSBN

    just requires the usb cable for power.
     
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    I got an HP Super Multi DVD Writer model dvd1040 which works flawlessly
    It DOES use external power and is moderately big but I don't plan on carrying around much.

    -Mike
     
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    I got an LG DVD RW for $99 works great, it does shorten battery life by about 1/3 hour. The Lightscribe software allows direct labeling and a lot more well worth looking into.

    Phil
     
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    Here is a pretty good value. It does everything but lightscribe. It does require that you plug it in to ac power:


    http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=070674-100121-R&cpc=HPM
     
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    I purchased some $10 USB to IDE adapters. Newegg has one now that even has SATA with the SATA power adapter :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Why not just get a "usb stick"/"flashsdrive"/"thumbdrive"/"USB" or whatever you want to call it for $5 and you can transfer whatever you want faster and cheaper.
     
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    I have one of those bridge as well, except it accept both SATA and PATA. :lol:
     
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    "Why not just get a "usb stick"/"flashsdrive"/"thumbdrive"/"USB" or whatever you want to call it for $5 and you can transfer whatever you want faster and cheaper.jackluo923"

    Time. I'd like to do my backup directly from my AAO to a DVD, in x time. If I first have to do a backup to a usb stick, and then plug that into another computer in order to create a DVD, time becomes 2x.

    Thanks, from the OP.
     
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    Hi jackluo923,
    I totally consent with you.

    Hello Blue,
    If you want any software stored in CDs or heavy use to burn CDs then its ok
     
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    I have one of those cable, but can't get the DVD working properly. Yes AA1 recognizes it, even reads from it. but when burnning it just hangs and disapear from the netbook. Any ideas, Tested it on a Dell laptop and works perfectly.
     
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