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Windows 7: Need Advice about Purchasing DVD & CD burning hardware

3 Weeks Ago   #1
guitarfiend

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Need Advice about Purchasing DVD & CD burning hardware

Please advise me (instead of me having to do a butt-load of research . I need to buy some hardware that will burn both CD's AND DVD's ! I recently purchased a re-furbished Dell Latitude laptop (that I assumed would be able to do this.Sadly,it will not). What I need to know is,WHAT...am I looking for ? DVD-RW ? CD-RW ??? PLEASE advise (So,if I buy the wrong thing,I can blame you) (Just kidding). Thank you all !!! I'm so confused !!!


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

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DVD writer will do CD and DVD
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guitarfiend View Post
Please advise me (instead of me having to do a butt-load of research . I need to buy some hardware that will burn both CD's AND DVD's ! I recently purchased a re-furbished Dell Latitude laptop (that I assumed would be able to do this.Sadly,it will not). What I need to know is,WHAT...am I looking for ? DVD-RW ? CD-RW ??? PLEASE advise (So,if I buy the wrong thing,I can blame you) (Just kidding). Thank you all !!! I'm so confused !!!
Stay with a prominent brand--Samsung, LG, Asus, etc. Shouldn't be any reason to get fancy unless you need Blu-Ray or have some unusual situation.

Be aware that certain laptops have restricted space to mount a burner. You'll have to figure that out on your own based on your particular laptop. There are "slim line" burners, burners that have a tray mechanism, and those that don't.

I would generally avoid RW (re-writable) discs unless you have some sort of over-riding need for re-writable. Just stick with standard stuff that isn't re-writable.

I haven't done a lot of research or burning lately, but as of a few years ago Taiyo-Yuden and Verbatim were highly regarded manufacturers of blank disks. But I think Taiyo-Yuden announced last year that they were getting out of the business---the market for burning discs has shrunk considerably.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
guitarfiend

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
DVD writer will do CD and DVD
Thank you very much,my friend.This is what I thought.Now...if you were me...how would you search ebay for that ? What search terms would you use ?
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
guitarfiend

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guitarfiend View Post
Please advise me (instead of me having to do a butt-load of research . I need to buy some hardware that will burn both CD's AND DVD's ! I recently purchased a re-furbished Dell Latitude laptop (that I assumed would be able to do this.Sadly,it will not). What I need to know is,WHAT...am I looking for ? DVD-RW ? CD-RW ??? PLEASE advise (So,if I buy the wrong thing,I can blame you) (Just kidding). Thank you all !!! I'm so confused !!!
Stay with a prominent brand--Samsung, LG, Asus, etc. Shouldn't be any reason to get fancy unless you need Blu-Ray or have some unusual situation.

Be aware that certain laptops have restricted space to mount a burner. You'll have to figure that out on your own based on your particular laptop. There are "slim line" burners, burners that have a tray mechanism, and those that don't.

I would generally avoid RW (re-writable) discs unless you have some sort of over-riding need for re-writable. Just stick with standard stuff that isn't re-writable.

I haven't done a lot of research or burning lately, but as of a few years ago Taiyo-Yuden and Verbatim were highly regarded manufacturers of blank disks. But I think Taiyo-Yuden announced last year that they were getting out of the business---the market for burning discs has shrunk considerably.


Maybe I'm misunderstanding.But,it appears that you think I am am asking for infor on CDS'sd/DVD's....I am asking for info on Hardware burners for my Dell Latitude D630.,....I need to be able to burn DVD's AND CD's !! With the hardware I have now,I cannot do that.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
guitarfiend

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
DVD writer will do CD and DVD
Again...THANK YOU,my friend !!! YOU ROCK !!!
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
ignatzatsonic

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What is the brand and model number of the laptop?

I wouldn't go to Ebay to start with.

Slim 12.7 mm, 5.25", DVD Burner, CD / DVD Burners, CD / DVD / Blu-Ray Burners & Media, Components - Newegg.com

above is a pile of DVD burners at Newegg.

Most likely, you CAN'T use most of them. Most of them are for PCs, not laptops, and would NOT fit into your laptop.

You probably need a "slim line" burner that are much lower in height.

Or you could get an external burner that sits on your desk and connects by cable to the laptop.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guitarfiend View Post



Maybe I'm misunderstanding.But,it appears that you think I am am asking for infor on CDS'sd/DVD's....I am asking for info on Hardware burners for my Dell Latitude D630.,....I need to be able to burn DVD's AND CD's !! With the hardware I have now,I cannot do that.
You are misunderstanding.

The first 2 paragraphs mentioned brand names for burners.

You need to find out what will fit in a Dell Latitude D630.

I suspect that is ONLY a slim line burner OR an external burner.

Which do you want?
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
ignatzatsonic

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Dell Latitude D630 DVD+RW Drive Dual Layer Burner - Discount Electronics

20 bucks; Dell original burner.

Dell Latitude D630 | Optical Drive Replacement | How-To-Tutorial - YouTube

I'd probably get a new external. I assume they would work fine through the USB port on the laptop.
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
guitarfiend

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guitarfiend View Post



Maybe I'm misunderstanding.But,it appears that you think I am am asking for infor on CDS'sd/DVD's....I am asking for info on Hardware burners for my Dell Latitude D630.,....I need to be able to burn DVD's AND CD's !! With the hardware I have now,I cannot do that.
You are misunderstanding.

The first 2 paragraphs mentioned brand names for burners.

You need to find out what will fit in a Dell Latitude D630.

I suspect that is ONLY a slim line burner OR an external burner.

Which do you want?
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