Quick report on the Samsung SE-S084 external DVD writer for netbooks.
Got it online here for bout 60 bucks delivered to my door via next day air UPS.
It works real well after a whole afternoon of testing. It can read and write DVD or CD. STrangely enough it doesnt come with software to view a DVD though. And my Asus netbook doesnt come with that either.
Microsoft gave a few sites to purchase software for that purpose for bout 30 bucks. Forget that. Went online and got free software for that purpose. VLC media player. Works just fine.
Havent yet figured out how to copy a dvd to puter and burn a dvd. But seems it will not work on copywrited dvd as in movies you buy. But there should be some mechanism for playing a dvd and ripping it onto your netbook and then burning a dvd.
Will work on that. But made a cd on it today and the quality of the recording is excellent.
So far pleased with the purchase. What is weird tho is that it requires TWO USB slots instead of just one. Whats up with that?
And unusually, its made in the Phillippines, instead of China for a change. And I didnt know Toshiba was in bed with Samsung? Because its made by the Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation .