[mythtv-users] External firewire enclosure for DVD drive.
goofygrin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 21:52:55 UTC 2008
On Jan 22, 2008 2:13 PM, Abre Chase <abre.chase at gmail.com> wrote:
> Some cheaper options here:
> I've bought hard drive enclosures from these guys before and had a
> good experience.
> - abre
> On Jan 22, 2008 11:50 AM, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm looking at the following enclosure and wanted to get everyone's option.
> > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817145152
> > I'm connecting it to a Fedora 8 system (x86_64) and not a Mac but it
> > shouldn't matter, right?
> > The reason is so I don't have to open the lower cabinet doors on my
> > entertainment center to change out DVD's. I'm currently using a full tower
> > case since it's what I had available. I have two small children and the 2yo
> > especially likes to press buttons when I have the door open. With an
> > external enclosure I can put it up in the media cabinet out of their reach.
> > Are there any gotcha's I need to watch out for? The enclosure doesn't list a
> > max burning speed but I'm not planning on using the burner feature of the
> > drive anyway.
> > Richard
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I'll ask the obvious question, but why firewire? USB2.0 is jsut about
as fast and dang near more reliable.
I got some for about $15 each after shipping a few weeks ago and they
work just fine on my Windows and Ubuntu PCs (I put DVD burners in
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