Any word on real external dvd burners?

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2012-02-01 at 03:10PM UTC #5945
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mykail

Hi there. How’s it going?
I was wondering if there was any word on real external burners, i.e. USB ones.
I’m not interested in external cases with additional power supply.
I’ve noticed as well ppl are intrested in external DVD-RWs more and more. Maybe because laptops are more and more popular? :P

2012-02-01 at 04:42PM UTC #5946
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QuickMythril

hey, it’s going ok.

any word on them? if you mean is there going to be some external drive that will have ixtreme burner max firmware written for it, then probably not. from my understanding, the drives he chose were due to familiarity with the hardware, lower price, and wide availability. now that’s done and people can burn xgd3s, so he is onto other tasks. if you have no way to install an ihas into your computer then an external enclosure is your best option, sorry. :(

just to mention, there is a thread claiming that resellers are running out of the ihas with the B revision chipsets. apparently they are all starting to stock C revision. no idea whether this is at all similar to the Bs, but the older Y and A revisions have not had any firmware written for them, and i know from experience that trying to write B firmware to an A drive will not work. (i have an HP dvd1270 that i could not determine if it was B or A until i tried to flash it.) so if you don’t already have an ihas, i’d get one or they might end up going way up in price if they really run out of stock.

2012-02-01 at 08:48PM UTC #5947
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mykail

Thanks for the advise.

but still i’m on a hunt looking for external with mt-1839ln :)

2012-02-02 at 01:53PM UTC #5951
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mykail

BTW is it only mt-1839ln or sth else as well?
I guess i’ve seen i.e. ihas124 and ihas624 have different chipset mt-18XXln
Advise plz.

2012-02-02 at 08:46PM UTC #5953
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QuickMythril

so when you find a drive with the similar chipset what are you going to do? modify the burner max firmware to work with that drive or something?

2012-02-02 at 11:58PM UTC #5956
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mykail

Well I was hoping to rather get lucky a get one of those drivers that can be crossflashed.
BTW external drives are not so much more expensive. They’re cost just 60-80% more. Maybe doing a flash for one of those drives would be a good thing?

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