Christmas gift quesiton CD burner
December 12, 2004 10:55 AM   Subscribe

Christmas gift: I'm looking for a good CD-burner for under $50. My friend's out of drive bays, so it needs to be external, preferably USB. Best Buy, CompUSA, etc. all charge full-price, so I know I can get a better deal on a few sites (Pricewatch, etc.) I'm just wondering if there's a good brand. My friend just wants to burn music, I don't need a DVD-burning feature or anything like that.
posted by XQUZYPHYR to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Hows'bout something like this?
posted by zelphi at 11:11 AM on December 12, 2004

oh sorry, didn't read the whole question. I believe Plextor and lite-on are supposed to be the best.
posted by zelphi at 11:12 AM on December 12, 2004

Just check on NewEgg for a cheap brand. Looks like there's a decent Lite-On model for $23. I have a Lite-On myself and it's pretty decent. I'd stay away from the "no-name" brand ones.
posted by neckro23 at 1:51 PM on December 12, 2004

Awesome, someone else from work recommended the NewEgg site, and logging on I realized I had actually bought from them like four months ago. Gift ordered; problem solved.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 3:41 PM on December 12, 2004

For others looking to solve the same issue - i now use external drive enclosures and buy internal components - HDs and Burners...

not for the non technical but it is cheaper and provides a simple way to backup systems ...(swapping HDs in and out of the external enclosure).
posted by srboisvert at 7:17 PM on December 12, 2004

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