Slim external usb cd/dvd reader/writer @ £8.98 incl del @ ebay / tradezone-UK - HotUKDeals
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Reader and writer of cds and dvds. The seller has a good feedback rating and has apparently sold over a thousand
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1 Like #1
This is a very similar drive to the one posted earlier today, theses drives are cheap, unreliable rubbish, but waste your money if you like
#2
great buy for all those that have bought the cheap dells
#3
I found on amazon cheeper than this price it is nit bargain...
#4
Just Wondering
This is a very similar drive to the one posted earlier today, theses drives are cheap, unreliable rubbish, but waste your money if you like

They're not the same, these are writers usually more expensive

Edited By: jasee on Jul 30, 2014 18:58: Language!
#5
_taurus_
I found on amazon cheeper than this price it is nit bargain...

Where? Remember this is a cd and DVD writer
1 Like #6
jasee
[quote=Just Wondering] This is a very similar drive to the one posted earlier today, theses drives are cheap, unreliable rubbish, but waste your money if you like

They're not the same, these are writers usually more expensive As an aside to the technical quality discussions on the 2 different drives, it might be useful to know that the 2 drives listed are being sold by the same supplier (in East London-Essex area), using 2 different seller names !

Edited By: COMARANTZ on Jul 31, 2014 02:20
banned#7
_taurus_
I found on amazon cheeper than this price it is nit bargain...
ME TOO.
#8
Good price, went pc world yesterday n cheapest was 30, so HOT.
#9
seller has sold 1,711 at time of this post with a feedback score of 99.8% so cant be that bad

Edited By: mmachine on Jul 31, 2014 02:47
#10
Just Wondering
This is a very similar drive to the one posted earlier today, theses drives are cheap, unreliable rubbish, but waste your money if you like

I picked up one of these no name DVD/RW drives for my Microserver about 2 years ago. Still working just fine and it's used 3 or 4 times a week to rip DVDs to my media library. Unreliable seems to be incorrect if you ask me. Yes it's cheaply made but then again at £3 a year it's rather good value for money in my opinion compared to booting up a full size computer to rip the disks and the power that would use.
#11
Got one of these and it's fine. Had it about a year and it cost £13.

The eject sticks slightly, but that's where the post office crushed it and I had to bend it back into shape..
#12
Who needs to burns cds/dvds these days? I had to buy then return one to argos in order to reinstall drivers on a netbook. For this price it's probably worth having one to keep
#13
mdekq007
Who needs to burns cds/dvds these days? I had to buy then return one to argos in order to reinstall drivers on a netbook. For this price it's probably worth having one to keep
mdekq007
Who needs to burn cds/dvds these days? I had to buy then return one to argos in order to reinstall drivers on a netbook. For this price it's probably worth having one to keep
#14
Bough this exact model for about £12 a few weeks back - rips CDs a little slower than my beefed up desktop (as is to be expected) but works a treat otherwise.

No problems with it being "cheap" or "unreliable" so hot from me
#15
I still use a USB floppy for some things!
#16
I got a blu ray one of these a couple of years back, cost me £20 and it's not put a foot wrong since then and it's ripper lots of blu rays using makeMKV. Generally they are just cheap laptop drives in a cheap enclosure, but there's nothing wrong with them, really useful if you only occasionally need a dvd drive, to rip the odd thing or install some software
#17
_taurus_
I found on amazon cheeper than this price it is nit bargain...
Maybe you should pass us a link :)
#18
Astec123
Just Wondering
This is a very similar drive to the one posted earlier today, theses drives are cheap, unreliable rubbish, but waste your money if you like

I picked up one of these no name DVD/RW drives for my Microserver about 2 years ago. Still working just fine and it's used 3 or 4 times a week to rip DVDs to my media library. Unreliable seems to be incorrect if you ask me. Yes it's cheaply made but then again at £3 a year it's rather good value for money in my opinion compared to booting up a full size computer to rip the disks and the power that would use.


Mentioning power usage for the application you described is meaningless.
#19
fishmaster
Astec123
Just Wondering
This is a very similar drive to the one posted earlier today, theses drives are cheap, unreliable rubbish, but waste your money if you like

I picked up one of these no name DVD/RW drives for my Microserver about 2 years ago. Still working just fine and it's used 3 or 4 times a week to rip DVDs to my media library. Unreliable seems to be incorrect if you ask me. Yes it's cheaply made but then again at £3 a year it's rather good value for money in my opinion compared to booting up a full size computer to rip the disks and the power that would use.

Mentioning power usage for the application you described is meaningless.

So a several hundred watt computers power usage by having to turn it on and rip disks compared to using my server that's 24/7 powered on is meaningless. Sounds much like your entirely pointless contribution to this thread.

My post which clearly demonstrates my opinion that the value for money on one of these drives for the application I use it for is well worth it based on my own usage.
#20
Astec123
fishmaster
Astec123
Just Wondering
This is a very similar drive to the one posted earlier today, theses drives are cheap, unreliable rubbish, but waste your money if you like

I picked up one of these no name DVD/RW drives for my Microserver about 2 years ago. Still working just fine and it's used 3 or 4 times a week to rip DVDs to my media library. Unreliable seems to be incorrect if you ask me. Yes it's cheaply made but then again at £3 a year it's rather good value for money in my opinion compared to booting up a full size computer to rip the disks and the power that would use.

Mentioning power usage for the application you described is meaningless.

So a several hundred watt computers power usage by having to turn it on and rip disks compared to using my server that's 24/7 powered on is meaningless. Sounds much like your entirely pointless contribution to this thread.

My post which clearly demonstrates my opinion that the value for money on one of these drives for the application I use it for is well worth it based on my own usage.

Yes it's absolutely pointless, the difference in power consumption for that application is negligible, also you fail to understand that a computer PSU doesn't use the maximum wattage it will use a fraction of that. The difference in cost in running both machines will not make a noticeable difference. Your post was misleading only on that point and therefore I felt the need to correct it.
#21
everett_psycho
great buy for all those that have bought the cheap dells

..or the expensive macbooks :)
#22
OMG its much less than a tenner. If you need one buy it. If you don't move on - nothing to see. If you need one for regular daily/weekly use spend more money.

This site amazes me. If it was on for £1 people still debate on how good it is.

If you use the odd CD/DVD once every 3 months this is a no brainer. In fact now I can take out my DVD drive in my laptop and add a second HD.

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