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"external Dvd-rom" Any Thing I Need To Look Out For?


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I just picked one up from Fry's Electronics the other day. It was on sale for 39.99, an 8X Gear Head slim external dvd burner.

So far it works very well for what I need. It does say it "needs" 2 USB ports, but I've gotten away with using only one (powered via USB).

Newegg has it as well.

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The two ports power issue is because the USB2 specification says that ports should supply a minimum of 500mW of power which is not enough for drives. Most motherboards will supply more than this on a single port, but occasionally you will find devices where this is a problem.

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