Its name rather suits this USB external drive- it is a super DVD writer! Capable of reading and writing all kinds of DVD media, it also deals with all types of CDs. This external writer not only looks cool but also comes with software that is easy to use- software like Hot Burn Pro and DVDWizard make it very easy for a user to create a CD or a DVD.
Iomega Automatic Backup also bundles products for all the times you need to make a backup. Besides, it supports Iomega NAS servers-good for all those SOHOs out there using them.
Performance-wise, it does quite well. However, do not expect the same CDwriting speeds as the other available CD writers, as the maximum speed here is 24x plus the fact that it’s a CD + DVD writer. Not that this is slow-writing S80 MB of data onto a CD-RW at 16x took only 5 minutes.
Still, if you are looking for speed then this is not the answer for you. If, though, you are looking for alternate storage solutions, this is it. Since the writing speed for a DVD+RW speed is 2.4x you will need to exercise some patience.
Burning just about 500 MB took 18 minutes. The alternate storage solution that this drive offers and its immense flexibility is great- it is external and supports all CD/DVD media. For: The build quality is really good. The drive supports all DVD formats-a major advantage which is not found on other DVD writers. The bundled software is all-encompassing.
Against: If you are going to cart the DVDs you make everywhere, you will need to make sure that the optical media (+/- R/RW) used can be read by other DVDs! Besides, the writing speeds are rather slow
More Tags :