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    DVD-RAM questions

    I'm thinking of getting a DVD-RAM drive, but had a few questions first.

    Does anybody have any experience with the LG Electronics GSA-4167B? I have seen a pretty good review for it, and it's only about 50 bucks.

    Would anybody recommend a different drive over this one that supports DVD-RAM?

    Is there any reason you couldn't put an internal DVD-RAM drive in an external enclosure and make it a USB drive?

    Would transfer speeds suffer very much by going USB instead of internal IDE?

    If I wanted to transfer data to another system, will it be recognized as soon as it's plugged in, or do you need special software/drivers?

    Thanks!

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    I put a DVD drive in an external enclosure and was real disappointed. It was a two year old drive and basically wouldn't play movies due to the lag...A newer drive might perform better?
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    Realistic USB compatibility/performance in such situation would be questionable.
    Not a fan of such setups.
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    I agree, I wouldn't do it.

    It's best to get an IDE Drive and use it internally.

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    i disagree, i use a dvdrom drive in a usb enclosure all the time, with no difference at all from internal. gotta get a good enclosure though, it makes all the difference in performance/reliability.

    if you run it at usb 1.1, you can only burn at 4x cd speed. i think you might be able to do dvd at 1x, but its best to just get full speed from usb2.

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    Yeah it would have to be USB 2 or Firewire to get any real speed out of it.

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    forgot about firewire. might be a better solution....

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    Quote Originally Posted by krupted
    forgot about firewire. might be a better solution....


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