Compatible USB/Firewire Optical Drives

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Postby ecchi00 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 22:43

Manufacturer: Samsung
Model: SE-T084
Type (USB/Firewire): USB
Can Create Recovery Discs (Y/N): Y
Can Boot Recovery Discs (Y/N): N
UX Model Tested With: UX71
Other Notes: Slim, USB-powered, Lightscribe. Not recognized in BIOS.

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Hi all! Which drive is the best for UX280?

Postby manosk » Thu Dec 11, 2008 09:58

I appreciate all that you have written here but which one is the best for UX280?

many thanks in advance

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Postby PILZ » Fri Mar 26, 2010 22:16

Manufacturer: Apple
Model: Superdrive
Type (USB/Firewire): USB
Can Create Recovery Discs (Y/N): Y
Can Boot Recovery Discs (Y/N): Y
UX Model Tested With: UX390N
Other Notes: Slim, USB-powered (1 USB), Slot In, Nice Design. I swapped the internal board to make it compatible with the Sony...
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Postby smnc » Fri Mar 26, 2010 22:27

I like the Samsung drive for my desktop. It's big, but matches my docking station and has LightScribe...

I have a slim Toshiba drive for portability, but I'm not sure if it can do restore...
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I/O Magic

Postby stockslayer » Thu Sep 22, 2011 01:30

First I would like to say thanks to all that have added input to this thread & others in regards to how to boot from external cd-rom as without your discussion I would have not been able to restore my 390n. I bought a tablet (HP with Windows 7) on credit & intended to pay off the debt by selling the UX390n on EBay however I reformatted the HD using the internal back up & messed up the device, not sure why, its like its the wrong OS. Constant freezing (Momentarily), very slow etc. I wished I would have left it alone but too late & nothing wrong with the device just wanted it clear before selling. Anyways just wanted to add my external DVD to your list as tested for restoring the system. I did have to enable the external drive boot & clear the boot list to get it to work.
I/O Magic: TDU108-10, Its small & needs no power except the UX must be docked (at least to do the recovery).

Thanks again people, I almost listed this for half of what I wanted because of the problems I caused you guys helped me recover the value, from 300 back to 600. You guys are the best.

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