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External Slim drives - need one thats self powered

Postby hardware_failure on Thu May 13, 2004 4:50 pm

I am looking for a slim external drive (for a notebook) that is SELF POWERED thu USB 1.1. Writing capability would be nice, but DVD-ROM is the necessity.

Newegg has 2 self powered drives from Addonics, a normal DVD-ROM for 117 and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW for 170. Unfortunately the writer is USB 2.0.

Does anyone know of any other slim external DVD-ROM (or even DVD-ROM/CDR) drives that are self powered thu USB 1.1? Price has to be less than $200.

Thanks.
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Postby dhc014 on Thu May 13, 2004 5:11 pm

They'll work through USB 1.1, but not at anything more than 6x CD speeds.
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Postby hardware_failure on Thu May 13, 2004 5:18 pm

I understand that usb 1.1 would indeed seriously bottleneck, I thought it acually limited to only 4x. Thats fine, so long as it works. The addonics CDR I listed only mentions USB 2.0 connectivity while the normal drive does mention both 2.0 and 1.1.

Thanks for the reply..
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Postby dhc014 on Thu May 13, 2004 5:26 pm

You could be right, USB 2.0 might supply more power than USB 1.1
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Postby eliminator on Thu May 13, 2004 9:07 pm

usb2.0 is backw. compatible w. 1.1 - I doubt anyone's got 1.1 only anyways...
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Postby eliminator on Thu May 13, 2004 9:13 pm

http://linitx.com/product_info.php?cPat ... cts_id=429

it's new & cool/slot loading, but also internal tho...
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Re: External Slim drives - need one thats self powered

Postby Shredder on Thu May 13, 2004 11:57 pm

hardware_failure wrote:I am looking for a slim external drive (for a notebook) that is SELF POWERED thu USB 1.1.

You mean bus powered drive? You might want to reconsider if it's going to be used for a notebook. The drive will drain notebook battery fast.
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