Re: Re: External CDROM

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AvatarGeorgeM
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@jonconley wrote:

Has anyone found an external CDROM that can work efficiently or AT ALL just being powered off of the V90 USB?

There is a Targus CD/DVD combo that uses a cable w/ two usb plugs to pull enough power, but at $160 it seems a little spendy for an external CDROM.

I don’t know if the V90 will put out enough current, but I recently put together a slim external combo drive for my EeePC. ComputerGeeks.com has slim combo drives for $25, and the external USB slipcase for $17 – a whole lot less than $160! All you do is slide the drive into the case and secure it with two small screws.

Another hint – if the V90 can’t put out enough current for the optical drive, try using a powered USB hub in between.