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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:33 pm

Hey Guys,

I thought I'd just let everyone know about this drive that popped up on DirectCanada.com:
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?s ... e=VERBATIM

It's a Verbatim 4x DVD±R External DVD Burner, based on the NEC-1300. At $17.81 CAD, it's cheaper then most external drive casings alone, and might be a good option for people with older laptops, or who don't care much about burn speed (although you'll want to buy either Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim 8x DVD media for best compatability I suspect).
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Postby Wesociety on Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:59 pm

Damn that is cheap!

According to XE.com currency converter that's 15.1465 USD !!!
Crazy! Any idea who the real manufacturer is?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:27 am

Wesociety wrote:Damn that is cheap!

According to XE.com currency converter that's 15.1465 USD !!!
Crazy! Any idea who the real manufacturer is?


Umm... NEC. It's the NEC-1300a like I said :P
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Postby TCAS on Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:54 am

Hey, this is too good to be true, an external brand name (Verbatim) burner for $17.81 WOW. I am intimidated to order one but I do not know if they ship to US.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:11 am

TCAS wrote:Hey, this is too good to be true, an external brand name (Verbatim) burner for $17.81 WOW. I am intimidated to order one but I do not know if they ship to US.


They'll ship to the U.S. :) If DirectCanada gives you any problems, then go through NCIX.com and have them price match it from DirectCanada.com. It's pretty rare to have a price match request denied.
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Postby bill on Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:39 pm

You Canadians, you always get the good deals :P .

Thanks for the heads up, I have a old laptop with a bad writer and couldn't justify buying a new slot loader. I'll call Monday for US purchase instructions.
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Postby TCAS on Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:51 pm

Thanks dolphine for the useful information I will try to follow on that.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:17 pm

Well I picked mine up today! I was pleasently surprised to see it came with both USB2.0 and FireWire cables :D The case is pretty easy to take apart too, so I expect that a faster drive could be swapped in easily :D :D
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Postby Wesociety on Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:17 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Umm... NEC. It's the NEC-1300a like I said :P
Whoops, my speed read / link clicking made me miss your comment about it being an NEC 1300. #-o
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Postby Wesociety on Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:03 pm

If anyone that purchased one of these cheap Verbatim external DVD burners wants to get rid of one, I'd be interested in taking one off your hands.
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Postby TCAS on Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:08 pm

There is no free lunch.
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Postby Wesociety on Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:07 am

TCAS wrote:There is no free lunch.

I didn't say for free. I am willing to pay.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:28 am

Sorry, I'm not letting mine go :wink:
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Postby bill on Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:11 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:Sorry, I'm not letting mine go :wink:


And I'm sorry those turkeys wouldn't ship to the US :wink:

I'm curious what chipset is in the enclosure, do you know?
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Postby [buck] on Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:52 pm

I might be willing to part with my second (unopened) drive for my cost ($20 CAD) + shipping.

You'd have the following options for shipping:
Canada Post Expedited Parcel USA (est 9 business days) $16.93 CAD
Canada Post Xpresspost USA (6 business days guaranteed) $25.26 CAD

PM me if you're still interested :wink:
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