Choosing an external usb CD/DVD R/W drive.


by yungman
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Sep21-13, 04:16 PM
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Hi
I am looking for an external USB CD/DVD R/W drive for my laptop as it does not come with one. I look on Amazon and they only say DVD drive. How do I know whether it can R/W both DVD and CD? Here is the link for Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...vd%2Caps%2C401.

Please give me a suggestion which one to buy from the list. I don't need the best or what, I just need one that work with Windows XP, 7 and 8.

Thanks
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How do I know whether it can R/W both DVD and CD?
The Amazon product-detail page for the first hit in your search results:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Portab...=usb+dvd+drive

includes the information:

WRITE: 8X DVD+/-R; 6X DVD+/-R DL; 8X DVD+RW; 6X DVD-RW; 5X DVD-RAM; 24X CD-R/CD-RW
READ: 8X DVD+/-R; 8X DVD+/-R DL; 8X DVD+RW/-RW; 8X DVD+/-RW; 8X DVD-ROM;5X DVD-RAM; 24X CD-R/CD-RW/CD-ROM
(I added the boldface.)
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The Amazon product-detail page for the first hit in your search results:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Portab...=usb+dvd+drive

includes the information:



(I added the boldface.)
Thanks for the reply, I wait for a day with no reply, so I ordered this one:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hope this will work.


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