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Old May 22nd, 2003, 01:37 PM   #1
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Sony DRU500AX external?

I'm just wondering what are the benefits and disadvantages for an external dvd writing drive? Doesn't matter what brand, I just saw one the other day and the only thing that popped into my head was that my dad or brother could borrow it if needed. Help me decide.

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Old May 22nd, 2003, 02:29 PM   #2
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I have this Sony drive, bought it to use with my laptop via firewire, but now that I'm building a dedicated NLE, I'm going to still use it. Now I don't know if there is any advantage or disadvantage, tech speaking (being connected by firewire vs IDE bus), going this route, but I like that it will use both DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW, and because is external on my new system it will only get turned on and used when I need to burn something (save on wear and tear).

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Old May 22nd, 2003, 02:41 PM   #3
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AFAIK, the only downside to an external firewire burner compared to an internal IDE is cost and the need for an extra power outlet.
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