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The ASUS SDRW-0804P-D is a slim external DVD±R/RW drive with a dual IEEE 1394 (FireWire) & USB 2.0 interface.

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Pros

firmware upgradeable (and tool included on CD)

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writes CDs (CD-R and CD-RW at 24X)

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writes double layer (DVD+R DL, at 2.4X)

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looks great

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included power tips make world traveling easier

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has a power on/off switch on the back

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form factor: small, thin, lightweight

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writes DVDR (at 8X) and DVDRW (at 4X)

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Cons

compatility problems with many double-layer DVD+R blanks

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need to carry an external A/C adaptor (USB-powered would be nicer)

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The ASUS SDRW-0804P-D is a slim external DVD±R/RW drive with a dual IEEE 1394 (FireWire) & USB 2.0 interface. It features FlextraLink™ Buffer Underrun Errors Prevention Technology and FlextraSpeed™ Optimal Writing Speed Adjustment Technology and is bundled with Nero burning software. Asus also includes an A/C world power adaptor (with multiple interchangeable plugs), AsusDVD movie player software, Ulead Movie Factory Suite, a firmware update tool, and a drive carrying bag.

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Dom
11/09/2009 07:05

I've had this drive for a long time and it's given me no trouble except for the poor compatibility with dual-layer DVD blanks. But I guess that's due to the fact that it was among the first to support it.

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