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    Question Slimline laptop cd/dvd USB enclosures?

    I recently got a nice asus eeepc 901 and was looking for a cheap exturnal usb dvd rom that doen't need seperate power, so I can install off of cd's and watch cdr/dvd and such.
    And I came across this on ebay.
    It's an enclosure for a slim dvd/cd, the sort that come from laptops, I could use my drive out of my old compaq armarda or pinch one out of the stock of dead laptops we have at work so no problems there.

    I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with these
    Or know where to get them? other than a Honkong ebay seller.

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    Re: Slimline laptop cd/dvd USB enclosures?

    Look here for one, no idea how good they are but can't see that the is a lot that can go wrong.

    http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=10829

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    Re: Slimline laptop cd/dvd USB enclosures?

    If you're after small, they don't get much smaller than the LG GSA-E50L.. It's not an enclosure though -- it's a complete USB2 DVD rewriter with Lightscribe. It'll also burn at full speed when powered by the USB port, and generally works pretty well for a portable.
    I bought one to go with my Thinkpad, then started using it on the 1000H when I got that. Not a single problem, feels quite solid too. The plastic covers tend to scratch quite easily though

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    Re: Slimline laptop cd/dvd USB enclosures?

    Thanks but no thanks philpem, I don't need a dvd burner as that's what I have my dvdrw drive in my pc for and I'm looking for a cheap option here not £50+

    Actually now starting to look at just a 5.25" drive ide enclosuer now, yes it'll need a seperate power cable, but I've got a spare IDE dvd-rom kicking about and I could also swap the dvd for an old hard drive for backup.

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