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Viewsonic VDD200 8x DVD±RW USB External Optical Drive - £23.56 Delivered @ Ebuyer
Viewsonic VDD200 8x DVD±RW USB External Optical Drive - £23.56 Delivered @ Ebuyer

Viewsonic VDD200 8x DVD±RW USB External Optical Drive - £23.56 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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Sleek silver USB DVD-RW drive in retail box.

- tray loading
- bus powered, via 1 or 2 USB plugs
- std. mini USB socket
- dimensions: 140x160x19mm

box contents: drive, mini usb cable, cd with powerdvd, quick start guide and an adhesive sticker with the Viewsonic logo on it

£23.21 delivered on it's own or £19.63 if you buy £50 worth of bits and use the free delivery option.

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Original Poster

£23.21 delivered on it's own or £19.63 if you buy £50 worth of bits and use the free delivery option.

>> Please click to see bigger/more pictures <<
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Edited by: "SUMMONER" 3rd Mar 2011


Technical Specifications

Connectivity: USB 2.0
Compatibility: Windows XP+

Storage Format:
DVD±R/RW/DL/RAM
CD-R/RW
Transfer Rate (max):
CD: 24x
DVD: 8x

Dimensions: 140x160x19mm

Good price for an external but not the quickest

I have my doubts about this as I tried to leave a question and the site will not accept it also I can't seem to find this drive anywhere else on the net.

Original Poster

ebury

Transfer Rate (max):CD: 24xDVD: 8x...Good price for an external but not … Transfer Rate (max):CD: 24xDVD: 8x...Good price for an external but not the quickest


actually if those are recording speeds then they are identical to all the other portable USB DVDRW drives.

brianfj1200

I have my doubts about this as I tried to leave a question and the site … I have my doubts about this as I tried to leave a question and the site will not accept it also I can't seem to find this drive anywhere else on the net.



google.co.uk/

I might go for this, it looks pretty nice and I've just ordered a 128GB SSD to fit in my MacBook Pro, and an adaptor to replace the internal disc drive with a SATA HDD for extra storage.

Is it powered by two USB ports, and is it a slot-in drive like on the MacBook Pro (i.e. no tray)?
Edited by: "Paulando" 27th Feb 2011

They appear to have photoshopp'd the disc into the slot

that is a good price, it looks like a slot loading one which is perfect to what i was looking for!
thanks OP

electric0ant

that is a good price, it looks like a slot loading one which is perfect … that is a good price, it looks like a slot loading one which is perfect to what i was looking for!thanks OP



oh wait the specifications say tray load... well that sucks

Too many open questions: is it tray load or slot load? Is it modular (portable drive in a case) or designed for purpose? Why is the picture so blurred, are they trying to hide something?

The price is not bad, but I would rather go for a Bluray combo, which you can get for another 20.

^ which one / where ?

Original Poster

dontasciime

^ which one / where ?



Cheapest portable USB BlueRay reader/DVD recorder, that I am aware of, is this one for £54.99 delivered. If that price sounds tempting one might as well buy the Plextor drive for £60.99.




Edited by: "SUMMONER" 27th Feb 2011

SUMMONER

Cheapest portable USB BlueRay reader/DVD recorder, that I am aware of, is … Cheapest portable USB BlueRay reader/DVD recorder, that I am aware of, is [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thehut.com%2Felectronics%2Fdvd-blu-ray-players%2Fcnm-blu-ray-slim-external-drive%2F10282798.html%3Futm_source%3Dgoogleprod%26utm_medium%3Dgp%26utm_campaign%3Dgp_electronics]this one for £54.99 delivered[/url]. If that price sounds tempting one might as well buy the Plextor drive for £60.99.



I just wondered where there was a one for £39.99 or £43.21 with postage.

lol @ plextors slimmer of the year nomination


http://i.imgur.com/fVWph.jpg

I'm waiting for an external 6x [>] br/writer to be £99 and to have e-sata/ usb 3



Edited by: "dontasciime" 27th Feb 2011

8x speed is the norm for these bus powered slimline usb drives - if you want to get a faster usb drive you are looking at getting one with its own power supply. So to sum up this drive is fully portable plug and play - anything faster requires its own psu to be plugged in.

Nice deal if you are getting other stuff from Ebuyer imho.

Great find....

HOT !

maxmix

So is this the sort of DVD player that I can boot off? I usually go for the USB memory stick option but I will need a DVD drive for an old machine during the Easter break. Will this do the job?

^yes as long as machine you plug it into is not a fussy one.
Edited by: "dontasciime" 27th Feb 2011

I have one of these and it keeps disconnecting from my laptop mid-burn if I burn CD's above 10x.

Maybe my laptop isn't giving it enough juice?

I'll try it on my desktop which is supposed to allow devices to draw 1500ma from each usb port.

Forgot to mention, get the same thing on a samsung one too. Kinda wish i'd got one with an external psu!
Edited by: "jacksonliam" 28th Feb 2011

jacksonliam

I have one of these and it keeps disconnecting from my laptop mid-burn if … I have one of these and it keeps disconnecting from my laptop mid-burn if I burn CD's above 10x.Maybe my laptop isn't giving it enough juice?I'll try it on my desktop which is supposed to allow devices to draw 1500ma from each usb port.Forgot to mention, get the same thing on a samsung one too. Kinda wish i'd got one with an external psu!



I thought 500-900mA is/was supposed to be the max from a standard usb 1.0/1.1/2.0 port (usb 3 ports seem to allow *1500mA on usb 2 and *2700mA on usb 3


Does it come with a usb lead which splits into 2 if so use both or buy one.

Have you got a log file of your burning application when the burn fails.

Try imgburn.com/ind…oad ... mirror 7 or 8 and when the drive fails to write pm me the log file form the failed burn.


Edited by: "dontasciime" 28th Feb 2011

Original Poster

Just received mine, looks ok but I like the black boxy style Samsung drives better (feel more solid to me).

The drive has a single mini-USB socket (see pics in post #1) and comes with a Y-cable for it's data/power connection. I have replaced the cable with a std mini-USB cable from one of my phones and it burns DVD-Rs just fine with that. The shininess in the pic (drive top) is a removable plastic foil that I didn't take off before taking the pics.




Edited by: "SUMMONER" 3rd Mar 2011

dontasciime

^ which one / where ?


The Hut had one for 50 - down to 42 with a voucher. But it seems a bit more expensive at the moment - so it may be worth waiting for another good offer.

Original Poster

Gone up in price a little, now £23.58 delivered (£20.00 if you can get free delivery).

Which drives is , is it a re-badged lg/ optiarc, etc ?, can you start ImgBurn up and copy the device string from right pane into here please or from the log file. Thanks

Original Poster

It appears to be a LG drive...

21:27:33 -> Drive 3 - Info: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT30N AS02 (F:) (USB)

Edited by: "SUMMONER" 22nd Mar 2011

Thanks
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