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    Are ther many differences between cheap external DVD/CD drives and more pricier ones ?

    Recently purchased a HP Split (which I love) but need an external DVD drive. I have stored work on cds etc so it will only be needed to transfer this onto a flash drive and maybe watch the odd dvd/play CDs.

    Am I better off purchasing an expensive CD_DVD/RW or just going for a cheap CD_DVD/R???

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    The decent brands are fairly inexpensive. I personally wouldn't scrimp on a few pounds knowing I have decent gear with warranty

    amazon.co.uk/Sam…F8/

    You could buy unbranded/cheap and nothing goes wrong and you could buy branded and it fails within a few months - the only 2 things you get with branded is the brand name/reputation and possibly added security/guarantee to which you pay the price

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys

    They should all come with a standard years warranty so no problems there.

    There only a few manufactures left now so chances are whoever is badged on the front won't make the drive. For example LiteOn make drives for Plextor, Sony, Panasonic, BenQ just to name a few.

    choc1969

    Thanks guysThey should all come with a standard years warranty so no … Thanks guysThey should all come with a standard years warranty so no problems there.


    out of interest, why are you storing work on CDs when online storage is much more flexible? Cant recall last time I burnt a dvd / cd or even used my dvd player under my TV.
    Edited by: "chocci" 22nd Jul 2014

    Original Poster

    chocci

    out of interest, why are you storing work on CDs when online storage is … out of interest, why are you storing work on CDs when online storage is much more flexible? Cant recall last time I burnt a dvd / cd or even used my dvd player under my TV.



    I'm a volunteer treasurer for a few charities plus my day job involves a lot of UAT and all of my test scripts are on CD due to secure Defence networks not allowing flash drives etc

    cdfreaks is the best place to find a good model to buy.

    But as has been mentioned there are very few unless you go second hand or even IDE
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