cd/dvd writer for sp4?

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  1. Peacy

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    Read some dont work as the usb cant supply enough power.

    Any body have one that works?

    Or is it best to get a mains powered one?
     
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    I went through 3 that said they could work with the "y" cable and using the usb charging port on the power brick...non of them worked like I needed...thy would read but not write, write but not read or just get stuck in an endless loop of starting and stopping but doing nothing. I have had no issue with the powered external dvd reader/writer though. works flawlessly.
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    i have an external burner that i actually had to dust off the other day and burn a CD for someone. it came with the Y cable but worked just fine on my SP4 with just using a single cable from USB port and burned and played.
     
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    thanks for reply think im just going to get a mains powered one.
     
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    I have an LG, Model SP80NB60 DVD Writer I picked up from Best Buy for a totally unrelated application that works just fine with it. Doesn't require a Y cable at all, the stock cable is a single USB connection. $30
     
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    Thanks for replys.

    Ive found a old samsung slim line writer, needs 2 usb sockets so ive ordered a Y cable to see if it works...
     
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