Comparison of 4 portable DVD drives using Surface Pro 2, 3, 4, Surface Book

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  1. GreyFox7

    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That or plugged into the SP3 POWER brick... basically anything that can supply USB power.
    The 4 port hub power supply says it supplies 2.5A if that wont power your drive there's something wrong with one or both.
    I think the Surface USB port only supplies the required 900ma of power per the USB 3.0 std. I think 1.2A is the required minimum for a "USB Power Port". Some devices will supply more than that but it's optional and completely up the them what it supplies or needs.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    The Buffalo MediaStation Portable BDXL Blu-ray Writer has been named the best drive per review by thewirecutter.com. Quietest, best portability design, blue/red LED indicators let you know when the (provided) auxiliary power USB is needed, best quality/warranty.

    This was Drive #2 reviewed in the OP.

    I duplicated a home video DVD using this drive (only) today, using my Surface Pro 3 on battery power (reading the original) and on mains power (writing the new DVD-R). Nice to have a USB cable tucked under the drive ready for auxiliary power, should it be needed.

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    I have a much older Buffalo :)
     
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