Can external DVD drives be as good as internal?

burpfish

Standard Member
Hello!

Bit of a newbie question maybe ... but can external (USB-2 / Firewire) drives be as good as internal ones, or are they limited by bandwidth?

Also, what is the maximum length of the connecting cable?

I ask because I want to put my shiny new HTPC up high ... too high to reach the drive.

Ta!

Dave
 

KraGorn

Novice Member
AFAIK on playback DVD drives are so slow they don't tax USB 1 let alone USB 2 or Firewire, you'll not notice the difference. :) Yes, if you unlock their ripping speed then I suspect some of the faster ones may glitch with USB 1 but no way with they peak bandwidth on USB 2 or 1394.
 

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