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Old 08-07-2006, 12:10 AM   #1
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usb burner recommendations ?

anyone got recommendations for an external usb dvd burner? i'm thinking bout purchasing the samsung SE-S164L at newegg but have no idea if my laptop will detect it correctly. running fedora core 3/
Old 08-07-2006, 05:23 AM   #2
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Almost all USB 2.0 externel CD/DVD burners are dtected and work just fine.

Boot into Linux instert the drive wait a few seconds then have a look, as root type something like;

tail -12 /var/log/messages

cdrecord -scanbus
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i use emprex on mine and i am very happy with it.
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Buy an 5.25 inch USB/IEEE-1394 enclosure. Then pick any optical drive. I suggest using IEEE-1394 instead of USB because IEEE-1394 effective speed is faster than USB.
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See if there are any in LQ's hardware compatibility list.


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