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Buffalo Unveils New External DVD Writer

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

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    Early next month Buffalo is planning to release a new external optical drive, a DVD writer called DVSM-PTS58U3. Coming in three color versions - black, silver and white, the drive measures 138 x 152 x 14.44 mm, it weighs 220 grams, and is capable of burn speeds of 8x for DVD-R/+R/+RW, 6x for DVD-R(DL)/+R(DL)/-RW, 5x for DVD-RAM, and 24x for CD-R/-RW.

    The DVSM-PTS58U3 also features two attached USB cables, a USB 3.0-supporting cable for data transfer and power, and a USB 2.0 'Boost' cable to provide extra power when needed (there's a notification light that will turn red, signaling the user to plug in the Boost cable). Buffalo's writer is set to cost 7,245 yen (~ 73 USD).

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    what? people still use dvd thesedays? for $80?

    dafuq...
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    Maybe some one like my self has a shit load of music on CDs, although $80 is pretty over the top.
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    The Blu-Ray/DVDRW drive in my main computer has been stuck closed for about 6 months. It hasn't bothered me...
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    I only use my optical drive when i do a clean install of windows to get windows itself and a few key programs on to my rig... after that it does dormant
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    Burn windows to a USB and the fresh install will be even faster.

    Better yet, create an image of a fresh install of windows + fully updated + drivers + configuration preferences, and then you just have to restore the image whenever you want Windows to feel peppy again.
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    I thought I am seeing a 2 to 3 year old thread!:laugh:
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    I ditched my Optical Drive years ago, all i got is a fan controller.

    For CD/DVD needs i got a 30 Euro Samsung USB DVD-Writer. Which happens to need only ONE USB cable.

    Needing 2 is quite fail.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I want an external optical drive actually, but this is stupidly expensive. The Samsung SE-208DB is at least half that price, with the same specs.
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    Neweg have it for $31, although make sure you read the reviews as a lot have the same insides. TEAC is a common one although TEAC is normally great quality 3rd party do use the real old DVD stocks and use shit controllers..
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    Just don't use a USB 3.0 drive...:mad:

    I just made my own external using a quality internal drive and a 5.25" enclosure.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I want a small one that I don't need an AC adapter for.
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    That is crazy talk. I want one that is bigger and bulkier than the laptop I'm using it with. Bigger = Better! :D
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    Re-read the article.

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