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Does anyone know what the best external optical drive is for under $50? I would appreciate if it was from here: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1346. Also, is it possible to reformat with an external optical drive?
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I know it's $5 over your budget...

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...acture=Buffalo

But this is a damn good drive. I bought one for my HP Mini 210, and it is the quietest drive I've never heard. Speeds are OK, and it's compact. I've used this in car journeys, to watch DVDs, too. And to burn ISOs. I believe it also comes with Power2Go, a decent ISO burning program from Cyberlink.

And if your drive is recognised in the BIOS (i.e. your board supports external drives), you should be able to reformat/reinstall from one.
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