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Offline gychang

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recommend cheap external CD burner, please
« on: June 18, 2015, 07:57:57 pm »
subject says it all, thanks

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Re: recommend cheap external CD burner, please
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2015, 08:47:40 pm »
I usually pick up things like this at Willy's AKA Goodwill. 

I'm currently using an ancient Que! USB 2 CD-RW.  It's in mint condition, built like a tank, and will probably last me a lifetime.  Price: USD $12.99 + tax.

If it was me, I'd probably order a new generic burner online.  For instance (picked at random): Something like this.

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Re: recommend cheap external CD burner, please
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2015, 09:54:26 pm »
I usually pick up things like this at Willy's AKA Goodwill. 

I'm currently using an ancient Que! USB 2 CD-RW.  It's in mint condition, built like a tank, and will probably last me a lifetime.  Price: USD $12.99 + tax.

If it was me, I'd probably order a new generic burner online.  For instance (picked at random): Something like this.

have to make sure it works in linux, P6...

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Re: recommend cheap external CD burner, please
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 11:34:06 pm »
Most drives are plug and play, so it shouldn't be an issue.  That one VinDSL linked to is plug and play and plugs into the USB port, so I would think it would work fine in Linux.

Edit:  Here's from a review from September of last year on that drive:

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Love it!! Works with my Linux machine
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Re: recommend cheap external CD burner, please (SOLVED)
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2015, 08:15:56 am »
Most drives are plug and play, so it shouldn't be an issue.  That one VinDSL linked to is plug and play and plugs into the USB port, so I would think it would work fine in Linux.

Edit:  Here's from a review from September of last year on that drive:

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Love it!! Works with my Linux machine

ordered one, thanks for your input.

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Re: recommend cheap external CD burner, please
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2015, 12:02:35 pm »
Happy to help.   ;D