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Buffalo Unveils New External DVD Writer

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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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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
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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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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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.
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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Burn windows to a USB and the fresh install will be even faster.
Just don't use a USB 3.0 drive...:mad:

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

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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.
I want a small one that I don't need an AC adapter for.
 

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I want a small one that I don't need an AC adapter for.
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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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.
Re-read the article.