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External DVD/RW for Netbooks £24.96 @ IT247

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Hopefully this will go down better than my last deal! Was looking for a good netbook and noticed this in the options. I'm gonna need one for itunes and stuff and this is the cheapest i've seen one for… Read More
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banned7y, 7m agoFound 7 years, 7 months ago
Hopefully this will go down better than my last deal! Was looking for a good netbook and noticed this in the options. I'm gonna need one for itunes and stuff and this is the cheapest i've seen one for.

Hypertec Firestorm Ultra-Slim USB 2.0 8X DVD/RW

The new FireStorm UltraSLIM 8x speed DVD recorder crams the latest technology into a package barely larger than a disc case, dual format recording up to 8x speed and dual layer support lets you move in to DVD recording without worrying about which standard to use.

Features & Benefits

* External DVD RW drive for professional users.
* 8x recording speed to + and - DVD R media. * 6 speed recording to Dual-Layer media.
* Stylish new design.
* USB2.0 interface.
* Create your own CDs and DVDs
* Supports all DVD recordable formats, including DVD+R and DVD-R Dual Layer, and DVD-RAM.
* Store up to 9.4GB of data on to DVD-RAM discs.
* Includes DVD and CD recording, and authoring software.
* Windows 2000/XP/Vista, & Mac OS X compatible
* Two year warranty, lifetime technical support.
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#1
[FONT=Verdana]My friend, that is a [COLOR=Navy]GOOD DEAL[/COLOR]!!! :w00t:

I see this one as getting very hot, especially considering the price!

Edit - Including the three working day delivery cost, it pushes the price up to a total of [COLOR=Navy]£29.55p[/COLOR] but this is still pretty good, as smaller portable DVD writers are always more expensive. You might want to consider updating the deal thread to include that additional cost as well, to prevent any issues.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#2
I just bought my wife an HP mini 110 in pink yesterday for Christmas...........................and this looks exactly like what I need to go with it!

Thanks (H&R)
#3
Great price!
banned#4
does it need a power cable or will it work off the USB
#5
Peggy Bedford;6779361
does it need a power cable or will it work off the USB



[FONT=Verdana]USB powered by the look of it - here's the specifications (they've listed it as features), which detail the set-up.

[/FONT][FONT=Verdana]* Product Description: HYPERTEC FIRESTORM ULTRA-SLIM USB 2.0 8X DVD/RW
* Contents: 1x Optical Drive unit, [COLOR=Navy]1xUSB Y-Cable,[/COLOR] 1x product CD (Nero 7)
* Available Connections: USB2.0
* Data Writing Speeds: CD-RW 4x, DVD-RAM 5x, DVD-R DL 6x, DVD-RW 6x, DVD+R DL 6x, VD-R 8x, DVD+R 8x, DVD+RW 8x, High Speed CD-RW 10x, Ultra Speed CD-RW 24x, CD-R 24x max
* Data Reading Speeds: DVD 16x max, CD 48x max
* Media Supported: CD-R, CD-RW, HS CD-RW, US CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, -RW,DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
* Modes Supported: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I Ready, CD-Bridge, PhotoCD, VideoCD, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD Text
* Software Supplied: Nero 7 Essential
* System Requirements: PC Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003*, Mac OS X 10.2 or above* *In either case the necessary port must be available
* Warranty: 2 Years
* Shipping Weight: 0.6 kg

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
banned#6
superfamiking
I just bought my wife an HP mini 110 in pink yesterday for Christmas...........................and this looks exactly like what I need to go with it!

Thanks (H&R)


doesnt that model come tith a built in CD/DVD ?
#7
£4.59 is the cheapest delivery so actual price is £29.55..
#8
Peggy Bedford
does it need a power cable or will it work off the USB


The product specification mentions that it comes with a USB Y cable - i.e. a cable with two USB plugs, one for data & power and the other for extra power. Some computers may be able to power this device from a single USB port, but if your computer cannot provide enough power from a single port you will need to connect both ports.

Edit: A bit slow off the mark - Scotty Boy already answered.
#9
Is this okay to use to watch movies on a netbook ?
#10
2mm2uk;6779512
£4.59 is the cheapest delivery so actual price is £29.55..


[FONT=Verdana]That's right, asked the OP to update the deal details to reflect that (see my first post).

Still a good deal though, as I haven't seen many this cheap before now - cheapest ones that come close are full 5 & 1/4 external USB based drives.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#11
Personally I use a USB stick or an SD card to transfer from other PCs to my netbook.
#12
This drive is £61 on misco!

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=320136

great deal ... i shall be getting one!
#13
withabix
Personally I use a USB stick or an SD card to transfer from other PCs to my netbook.


Agreed, but sometimes you need to install from a CD/DVD...... windows 7 upgrade for example.

Great deal OP - rep added :thumbsup:

Shima
#14
1969mark
Is this okay to use to watch movies on a netbook ?


Can't see why not :)

withabix
Personally I use a USB stick or an SD card to transfer from other PCs to my netbook.


So you can stick a dvd with a film on it into the stick/sd card :-D
#15
shimagoza
Agreed, but sometimes you need to install from a CD/DVD...... windows 7 upgrade for example.

Great deal OP - rep added :thumbsup:

Shima

I did my Windows 7 upgrade from a USB stick after making it bootable and copying the Windows 7 DVD onto it.

philmitchell
So you can stick a dvd with a film on it into the stick/sd card :-D


No, obviously not , but why bother?
#16
ordered ....
#17
Brilliant price, just wondering if this is a mistake.

Can anyone spot the difference between Hypertec_Firestorm_UltraSlim-DVD_RW_R_DL_DVD-RAM_drive-Hi-Speed_USB.html and Hypertec_Firestorm_Ultra-Slim_USB_2_0_8X_DVD_RW.html#related.

Both spec and design wise looks the same??

H&R added though, probably will order (the cheaper :-D) one myself.
#18
Next best slim external DVD drive here?

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Samsung-SE-S084C-PSBN-8xDVDR-6x-DVDDL-5xRam-USB-BUS-Powered-Slimline-DVDRW-TRU-Direct - £38.74

Free P&P for Hexus or AVForums users.
#19
withabix
I did my Windows 7 upgrade from a USB stick after making it bootable and copying the Windows 7 DVD onto it.



No, obviously not , but why bother?


Because when you buy a dvd it's not going to play on a usb stick/sd card, the reason in buying one of these in the first place :thumbsup:
#20
Offer would be good if they supplied to all of UK. However, they're definition of UK mainland is actually Great Britain. Everyone if N. Ireland avoid it247.com as it will only waste your time.
#21
shimagoza;6779611
Agreed, but sometimes you need to install from a CD/DVD...... windows 7 upgrade for example.


I used my 360 HD-DVD drive :thumbsup:
The laptop internal stopped reading DVD discs after very little use.
#22
Stock level doesn't change, so don't hold your breath!
#23
EDEN188
Brilliant price, just wondering if this is a mistake.

Can anyone spot the difference between Hypertec_Firestorm_UltraSlim-DVD_RW_R_DL_DVD-RAM_drive-Hi-Speed_USB.html and Hypertec_Firestorm_Ultra-Slim_USB_2_0_8X_DVD_RW.html#related.

Both spec and design wise looks the same??

H&R added though, probably will order (the cheaper :-D) one myself.


Looks like the pricier one does DVD+/-R and DVD-RAM. Still, it's quite a price difference!
#24
Having bought an MSI Wind from Argos last week I’ve been busy installing various bits and pieces. When I’ve needed to install from a CD/DVD I’ve been doing this by putting the disk into my Samsung laptop and then sharing the drive. I can then access the disk via the wireless router.

Wouldn’t work for watching a DVD or if you have to boot from a disk, but for just installing software I’ve found it less hassle than copying to a USB stick.

Good deal for this BTW.
#25
im stooooopid, can this be used to load software off a disc onto a netbook? or is it just for dvd burning etc
#26
loupomm
im stooooopid, can this be used to load software off a disc onto a netbook? or is it just for dvd burning etc


It will work just like a 'normal' drive (i.e. one that is built into your computer).
You will be able to load software from it.
#27
Ordered thanks
#28
Ok, just ordered.. BE VERY CAREFUL...!!! at the end of the checkout it asks you to 'continue' or click here to enter rewards program. Rewards program costs you £10 per month!!

A lot of companies are using this tactic so please be careful. I didn't click on 'click here to enter' but clicked on OK. I automatically got forwarded to a site which stated :

Congratulations...
here's your Special Reward
to thank you for being a valued IT247.com customer!

Just complete the 3 easy steps below to start getting cash back at hundreds of leading websites... plus your £15 cash back voucher if you sign up for Shopper Discounts & Rewards!

Thank You...
Sign up to claim your rewards!
Complete the 3 easy steps below to get your £15 cash back voucher if you sign up for all the cash back rewards of Shopper Discounts & Rewards, a premier online savings service FREE for the next 30 days and only £10 per month thereafter.

Now i'm unsure if I've automatically signed up or not.. i hate these ******* companies!!!!
#29
Very good deal. Not everyone has the know-how or inclination to make bootable USB sticks or perhaps even another machine with an optical drive to read discs on in the 1st place!
#30
williegofar
It will work just like a 'normal' drive (i.e. one that is built into your computer).
You will be able to load software from it.


thank you :) never heard of the company before? is it reputable guys??
#31
Tempted to order one to go with my new vaio, does seem a very good price, but I'm worried this is one of thoese deals that won't actually materialise.

TheGimp
Ok, just ordered.. BE VERY CAREFUL...!!! at the end of the checkout it asks you to 'continue' or click here to enter rewards program. Rewards program costs you £10 per month!!

A lot of companies are using this tactic so please be careful. I didn't click on 'click here to enter' but clicked on OK. I automatically got forwarded to a site which stated :

Congratulations...
here's your Special Reward
to thank you for being a valued IT247.com customer!

Just complete the 3 easy steps below to start getting cash back at hundreds of leading websites... plus your £15 cash back voucher if you sign up for Shopper Discounts & Rewards!

Thank You...
Sign up to claim your rewards!
Complete the 3 easy steps below to get your £15 cash back voucher if you sign up for all the cash back rewards of Shopper Discounts & Rewards, a premier online savings service FREE for the next 30 days and only £10 per month thereafter.

Now i'm unsure if I've automatically signed up or not.. i hate these ******* companies!!!!


Yup, I've had that a couple of times now, total waste of time. Its a scam.
#32
loupomm
thank you :) never heard of the company before? is it reputable guys??


I just purchased 3 laptops from there last deal over the last week arrived next day delivery without any problems if that helps, cant comment on there long term rep unfortunatley.
#33
Hi have to say that I very rarely watch DVDs now rather I rip them to an avi file with AC3 audio and they play stright from my DVD player or laptop. I keep them stored on my desktop if I need to, but they play fine off a USB flash drive.
#34
Excellent price. Ordered one for myself. Got 3netbooks in the family so will come in handy if anyone needs the drive
#35
"0 available" now :?
#36
Out of Stock.
#37
I just got an email saying my order has been accepted so fingers crossed :)
#38
got the 'accepted' email as well ...
#39
Brilliant price, but out of stock now...
#40
TheGimp
Ok, just ordered.. BE VERY CAREFUL...!!! at the end of the checkout it asks you to 'continue' or click here to enter rewards program. Rewards program costs you £10 per month!!

A lot of companies are using this tactic so please be careful. I didn't click on 'click here to enter' but clicked on OK. I automatically got forwarded to a site which stated :

Congratulations...
here's your Special Reward
to thank you for being a valued IT247.com customer!

Just complete the 3 easy steps below to start getting cash back at hundreds of leading websites... plus your £15 cash back voucher if you sign up for Shopper Discounts & Rewards!

Thank You...
Sign up to claim your rewards!
Complete the 3 easy steps below to get your £15 cash back voucher if you sign up for all the cash back rewards of Shopper Discounts & Rewards, a premier online savings service FREE for the next 30 days and only £10 per month thereafter.

Now i'm unsure if I've automatically signed up or not.. i hate these ******* companies!!!!


Yeah i've seen this on a few sites now... and my 1st thought was scam ...so i looked into it and it's not a scam .,.. The company is called "shopping discount rewards" and it is a £10 a month scheme ( 1st 30 days free ) and you have access to over 700 websites with special offers Interflora etc...( not just the site where you joined up ) so i tried it out ... joined up ... sent my mother a £30 bunch of flowers with a 50% saving ...got me £15 back and then canceled it.. :-) LOL ... don't think they'll let me join again :-( atleast my mum thinks i'm ace ;-)

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