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USB powered external writers

Discussion in 'Optical Storage & Writing' started by lazer46, 17 Apr 2010.

  1. lazer46


    Joined: 14 Apr 2010

    Posts: 519

    Are USB powered external writers any good? I was thinking of getting one and then i could free up space in my case as i don't use the writer that much anyway.

    Anybody use one?
  2. Rozzy85

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Jun 2008

    Posts: 1,532

    I've used one before and they're OK but it'd be better to go with one that is self-powered. The USB powered ones will need two USB ports to work (one for additional power) and may also increase the risk of damaging the USB hub by drawing too much power.