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  LaCie d2 DVD±RW with LightScribe

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Record professional-quality, personalized DVDs with the multi-format LaCie d2 DVD±RW Drive with LightScribe. With this dual format drive and Toast® 7 Titanium recording software, Computer users can store and archive as much as four hours of high-quality DVD video, up to 16 hours of VHS video or up to 8.5GB of data, music or photos on a single double layer DVD±R disc. This versatile drive now also features innovative LightScribe labeling technology, which burns custom, silkscreen-quality lasting images directly onto your discs using the very same laser that burns data.

The review:
This is the second product that I have had the pleasure of reviewing from LaCie. The LaCie d2 DVD±RW with LightScribe external burner is very quiet. It is not the smallest in the world measuring just short of 7” wide by 11” long and about 2” high. First I copied a commercial CD to a clean CD and it went off without a hitch. I then copied a DVD from a DVD reader to the LaCie unit and again it burned at 8 speed again without any problems. I am however using my own updated copy of Roxio's Easy CD Creator with great success.

The unit can be connected through a USB connection or through firewire. The equipment is all set to work with both PC as well as Mac. The accompanying software include Easy Media and CD/DVD Creator 7 from Roxio as well as the label creator with light scribe which I must admit, I did not test as we did not have a proper CD or DVD to do that on. The DVDMax 2.0 player also comes on their CD. Getting the software is nice; most DVD writers these days usually do not come with software.

The bottom line on this review is that if you need a CD/DVD burner and cannot install one in your computer, the next best thing of course is an external one and I would certainly recommend the LaCie d2 DVD±RW with LightScribe burner and player. You will not lose any speed or accuracy so this could be your solution. Again, Thumbs up LaCie. Too bad the companie would not let me keep this item, as I would used it all the time. Hey My birthday is coming up this month on the 25th!! (hint, hint)

Review ID Number: 652
  Product Details
Review Date: 2006-01-10
Reviewer: Nick Sardy
Rating: 10 out of 10
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