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CD-RW, Laptop, Plextor

Discussion in 'Recording' started by bopmachine, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. bopmachine

    bopmachine Active Member

    Help! I would like to get a plextor CD-RW for my laptop, but am limited by my connection options (PC Card, USB 1, serial, parralel).

    I was hoping someing could point me in the right direction.. Thoughts were to slap a plextor IDE into a firewire enclosure ->Firewire adapter card-PC CARD slot. Im using WIN2k on a beefy HP laptop.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Katiedawg

    Katiedawg Active Member


    I had the same dilemma...big, bad laptop, but USB 1 ports. The internal CD burner is 8X, but I wanted the 40X Plextor USB 2 burner for on-site duplications.

    So...have a look at what the folks at Plextor suggested:


    Works like a charm. It's something like $90, and it has two USB 2 ports. I now have two of the Plextor 40X burners, which I run at the same time with this card and Nero.
  3. bopmachine

    bopmachine Active Member

    Thanks for the response. I've actaully come to this conclusion as well, only I bought the belkin one available here in the UK. Havent bought the plextor one yet.

    How do you like the burner?Can you get a full 48x speed out of it? Do you use the power supply with your card?


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