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Looking for DVD Burner for Toshiba Protege M400

Discussion in 'Tablet PC' started by markw10, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. markw10

    markw10 Guest

    I recently purchased a Toshiba Protege M400 TabletPC. I chose the
    option with a DVD Drive/CD Burner instead of the multi format DVD
    drive. After what I spent on I saw it would cost $300 more and figured
    I can always add a external USB drive. Yet with a laptop it's hard to
    want to tote something like that around.
    I have looked a internal laptop DVD burners and have looked at the dual
    layer drives such as the NEC ND-6750A which I can get for just $69
    currently. My question, I have never upgraded a optical drive on a
    laptop. Is there a standard size or connector type. Is this something
    that would fit into this computer or do I need the model that Toshiba
    specifically makes? I'm interested in any other option that's cheaper
    whether it's NEC or any other brand that's good.
    markw10, Jun 6, 2006
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  2. Yes. There's a "pseudo-standard".
    Almost each and any notebook the 12.7mm optical drives (of any kind).

    There's a difference if it's HP/COMPAQ.
    They have the traditional COMPAQ 12.7mm "Mulibay" standard; drives
    with this standard have a different shape and the adapter/connector is
    in a different place. And recently they have introduced the "Multibay
    II" standard wfor 9.5mm devices.

    As you have a Toshiba, just stay away from the latter.
    No Toshiba specific layout.
    You may use any drive with the standard so-called "OEM" shape.
    You may look on eBay.

    The best relation of performance (features) as to my experience would
    be a "LG GSA-4082N" drive.
    It does not only write "+R Double Layer" DVDs (great for backups as
    there's 8+GB capacity on one disk) but it's the only one also
    supporting read/write of "DVD-RAM", the most advanced standard for
    re-writable media.

    Rainald Taesler, Jun 6, 2006
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  3. markw10

    MarkW Guest

    On Tue, 6 Jun 2006 08:07:23 +0200, "Rainald Taesler" <>
    The LG GSA-4082N sounds like a great solution for me. Where is it
    available? I see it listed on LG's web site as a new product
    introduced at CES 2006. I can't find it on ebay or anywhere else for
    sale though.
    MarkW, Jun 6, 2006
  4. I'm sorry, I cannot say where it is for sale.
    I would suggest to google around.
    Pls note that there also is "GWA" and "GMA" and some other 3-letter
    codes for the prefix.
    AFAICS the GWA does not support DVD-RAM.

    Rainald Taesler, Jun 19, 2006
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