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    PC cable hookup for NEC7170A DVD burner

    newbie here. I bought this external DVD burner from newegg and it is "oem" which means no cable or manual . There are 4 outlets on back of the machine. which one do I use to connect to my 3 year old Gateway Profile 5? There is no power outlet on the burner so i assume it doesn't require any. Thanks for the advice!

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    Post a link to the newegg webpage containing item in question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinma
    Post a link to the newegg webpage containing item in question.
    So we can tell if it's IDE or Sata.

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152076

    This is an EXTERNAL burner, correct?

    If you click on the right image viewer it shows the back and gives some info.

    I realize for $30 you can't expect much. Should I return it and get a more complete burner?

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    Actually, l posted previous statement since all related info. points to drive being internal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhw59
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152076

    This is an EXTERNAL burner, correct? ...
    No.

    That is an internal DVD writer.

    EDIT: That's weird. I was not aware that NEC and Sony had merged their optical division???
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    ok back it goes-my bad. My current internal PC burner won't burn DL discs so that is a primary requirement.

    Any thoughts on this external burner?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151143

    Also, what is lightscribe?
    Last edited by jhw59; June 19th, 2007 at 03:40 PM.

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    Plenty of information on LightScribe at the following, LINK

    No comments about the external DVD writer since I only use internal DVD writers.
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    Basically, an external burner consists of an internal unit in an external IDE enclosure for a 5 1/4" device, incorporating a power supply and the usb or firewire interface from IDE input. Though some external units are made with nonstandard burners. I've taken a few apart recently.

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    I went ahead and ordered the Samsung I posted the link for as I liked the firmware updates and the price was right $69 delivered (today). Thanks again for all the help-nice crowd here!

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    Have fun with the new drive.
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    Samsung burner up and running-everything groovy

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    Thanks for the feedback.
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