View Full Version : Burn DVDs from files on an external HD?

2005-03-10, 11:20 PM
Has anyone burned DVDs from files that are stored on an external Hard Drive?
Is the process slower than the normal internal HD>DVD burner?

I want to store ISO images on an external hard drive & then be able to burn those ISOs to DVD. If the burn process is not slower.

Hope that makes sense :hmm:

any help would be appreciated

2005-03-11, 12:13 AM
I do it all the time with firewire and usb 2.0 drives. It's not a problem at all.
I have only burned at 4x, but have burned CDs at faster speeds, though probably only as fast as 12x since I only burn anything important at 4x/8x and my CD-RW media is only 12x.

2005-03-11, 12:25 AM
thank you very much, now to find a decent external hard drive :hmm:

2005-03-11, 06:11 AM
I do it all the time as well and I too can say it's no problem and takes no additional time (via USB).

There is a bit of discussion of external HDs in this thread:



2005-03-11, 09:19 AM
Thanks for the info.