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Title: recommend cheap external CD burner, please
Post by: gychang on June 18, 2015, 04:57:57 pm
subject says it all, thanks
Title: Re: recommend cheap external CD burner, please
Post by: VinDSL on June 18, 2015, 05:47:40 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 (http://www.amazon.com/Generic-External-Combo-CD-RW-Burner/dp/B00LZMPYA8).
Title: Re: recommend cheap external CD burner, please
Post by: gychang on June 18, 2015, 06:54:26 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 (http://www.amazon.com/Generic-External-Combo-CD-RW-Burner/dp/B00LZMPYA8).

have to make sure it works in linux, P6...
Title: Re: recommend cheap external CD burner, please
Post by: scifidude79 on June 18, 2015, 08:34:06 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
Title: Re: recommend cheap external CD burner, please (SOLVED)
Post by: gychang on June 19, 2015, 05:15:56 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.
Title: Re: recommend cheap external CD burner, please
Post by: scifidude79 on June 19, 2015, 09:02:35 am
Happy to help.   ;D