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    Phoronix: AmazonBasics External USB 2.0 DVD Writer For Linux

    Those in need of an affordable external DVD writer that's USB 2.0 based and will work with Linux, Amazon has a simple yet reliable and Linux-friendly slim external DVD burner that doesn't cost too much...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY2ODU

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    More great Linux news every day.
    I'll be sure to buy this specific one when I do my system upgrade for Star Citizen and Kingdom Come Deliverance.

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    • #3
      I wouldn't buy it simply because it's Amazon branded. You can get a way nicer looking USB Samsung DVD burner for $2 more, a just-as-good looking for $1 less, and an even cheaper (by $5) Buffalo one that even has a convenient place to tuck in the USB cord. This is all on Amazon, of course, so you should go to your local store instead and pick one up for likely a few bucks more.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by molecule-eye View Post
        I wouldn't buy it simply because it's Amazon branded.
        If that's really it, that is a shitty reason.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FourDMusic View Post
          If that's really it, that is a shitty reason.
          One couldn't have a better reason. But did you read my post? Bcause I gave a few other reasons not to buy it in case you didn't like the one very compelling reason I gave.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by molecule-eye View Post
            One couldn't have a better reason. But did you read my post? Bcause I gave a few other reasons not to buy it in case you didn't like the one very compelling reason I gave.
            Yes, I did. It seems like your reasons are simply cosmetic.

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            • #7
              My preference would be an Apple USB SuperDrive. (Laughs) Sure, it's about $70 to $80, but I'm in it for fashion -- something when it comes to buying an iMac to compliment with my Linux machine running elementaryOS Luna.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by molecule-eye View Post
                I wouldn't buy it simply because it's Amazon branded. You can get a way nicer looking USB Samsung DVD burner for $2 more, a just-as-good looking for $1 less, and an even cheaper (by $5) Buffalo one that even has a convenient place to tuck in the USB cord. This is all on Amazon, of course, so you should go to your local store instead and pick one up for likely a few bucks more.
                I've had one of the Samsung slim optical drives for 3 years now, thing is great. I'd never get an internal disc drive bay over one, since you can just have one and use it on any system you need it.

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                • #9
                  A bit off topic, but does anyone have experience playing blu-rays on Linux? I've been thinking about getting an internal blu-ray player, but wanted to know how well it worked on Linux before putting down the money.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by zanny View Post
                    I've had one of the Samsung slim optical drives for 3 years now, thing is great. I'd never get an internal disc drive bay over one, since you can just have one and use it on any system you need it.
                    True. The days of internal optical drive are finally over.

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                    • #11
                      I personally encounter enough retired/defective laptops that I salvage parts from that something like this isn't necessary for me. For about $8 you can get a USB 2.0 enclosure for slim drives. But, I figure getting one of those enclosures and then buying a separate DVD drive isn't going to be very cost effective.

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                      • #12
                        screw that

                        i use IODD 2501 / Zalman ZM-VE200 HDD enclosure with hardware Bluray/DVD/CD/Floppy emulation for all my ISO needs and threw the hell away all disk roms from my house. screw that obsolete tech and screw this advertisement BS.

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                        • #13
                          Michael/Phoronix: Please keep your advertisements limited to their proper picturelinks. Writing an article to advertise this device (for which there is absolutely nothing special or unusual -- every little computer store has similar devices for the same price or less) is insulting to your customers.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FourDMusic View Post
                            A bit off topic, but does anyone have experience playing blu-rays on Linux? I've been thinking about getting an internal blu-ray player, but wanted to know how well it worked on Linux before putting down the money.
                            Check out MakeMKV. They offer a perpetual free beta. One just has to enter the current beta key every three months or so.

                            Even though the name implies it's only good for making MKVs, it also supports just playing Blu-Ray discs in VLC or other players using on the fly decryption of the stream.

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