The drive from meritline seems to be an internal dvd drive. In reading the forums on this web site on dvd writers, I came away thinking messing with enclosures has its own do's and don't. As a ex-programmer and getting burnt relying on sales talk, I tend to be cautious when people don't talk about any pitfalls.
I had bought a HP 1170E external dvd driver and just might have to adapt by taking the dvd-ram out of the cartridge to use in the drive. Since I never used one with dvd-ram before, is there a preference between using the 4.8 GB(one sides) or 9.6 GB (two sides) dvd-ram disc? Besides keeping the sides of the double sided disc straight and only being able to write to one side at one time, are there any other things that might be nice to be cue in on.
Ian, I noticed you are from Madison. In trying to add that I am from Milwaukee to my profile, I don't get an opportunity to do so. Is this related to the 4 groups that you "tagged" to instead of the one, register users, that I am "tagged" to?