Having a hard time filtering out the non-DVD-writer laptop CD/DVD drives

Found 1st Oct 2016
Looking for both external AND internal laptop CD/DVD drives

Must write DVDs... Since 'DVD RW' doesn't mean 'this drive writes DVDs' there's loads of misleading listings on ebay.

I just need a couple of DVD writers........

Any tips?

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I'm a little confused. Why do you believe that a DVD-RW drive can't also write to a DVD? If it can write to DVD-RW then normally it will also write to DVD, DVD-RW and CD-R.

Look for ODD Bluray DVD-RW. No idea why you would want a DVD writer without bluray support. Doubt it will be that long till rfid chips hit atleast 4.5GB and people will finally put DVD to rest.

Something like this
novatech.co.uk/pro…tml
even supports rewritable DVDs.
Edited by: "kester76" 1st Oct 2016

Samsung SN-506BB 6x Slim Blu-ray Re-Writer SATA (OEM)

stupid novatech website wont let me directly link

Original Poster

kester76

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldrives/dvddrives/sn-208fbbebe.htmlDirt cheap non bluray dvd writer



Thanks

I'm gonna go look at the laptop now... I'm hoping the space is big enough... The one that came out is fractionally under 10mm thick!

Original Poster

It's too big to fit in the laptop...

Original Poster

kester76

Look for ODD Bluray DVD-RW. No idea why you would want a DVD writer … Look for ODD Bluray DVD-RW. No idea why you would want a DVD writer without bluray support. Doubt it will be that long till rfid chips hit atleast 4.5GB and people will finally put DVD to rest.



DVD, unfortunately has to go, you are dead right.

But I'm replacing like for like... Dad's internal laptop drive broke and another client needs a replacement external drive.

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bearcat

I'm a little confused. Why do you believe that a DVD-RW drive can't also … I'm a little confused. Why do you believe that a DVD-RW drive can't also write to a DVD? If it can write to DVD-RW then normally it will also write to DVD, DVD-RW and CD-R.



DVD is strange beast. The DVD Alliance and the DVD something else make up the standards. DVD+R, DVD-R, RW and others means they can READ them...

Far too many drives that say RW state, in what amounts to 'small print' that they cannot Write a DVD...

It is scandalous!

wide

DVD is strange beast. The DVD Alliance and the DVD something else make … DVD is strange beast. The DVD Alliance and the DVD something else make up the standards. DVD+R, DVD-R, RW and others means they can READ them... Far too many drives that say RW state, in what amounts to 'small print' that they cannot Write a DVD... It is scandalous!


What size bezel do you need as 9.5mm should be the standard size ?

Original Poster

kester76

What size bezel do you need as 9.5mm should be the standard size ?



Bezel is OK, I removed the original, can put it on the new one

It's the thickness of the unit itself - I have two on the bench right now, one thicker than the other, the thicker one just doesn't go in the laptop.... Too thick... (quoted as 'height' in specs)

EDIT: Buying one of these now:
ebay.co.uk/itm…894?hash=item1c6e61e9ce:g:pXYAAOSwi0RXyDxv

(^writes both DVD+R and DVD-R, is 9.5mm)

EDIT EDIT:

And this external:
ebay.co.uk/itm…f08
Edited by: "wide" 3rd Oct 2016
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