I have a Samsung ts-h552 which I purchased late 2005. It has began
final meltdown mode. It started causing complete lockups in XP, then
it got to the point that the system wouldn't post with it plugged
I have it plugged in as an external drive USB connected so that when
it has IO errors, they don't lock up the computer. So I am in the
market for a new DVD Burner. Since this is the 3rd time I've had an
optical drive fail (in many years) and each time they fail they cause
system instability, I plan to go with an external drive which isolates
The problem I am having is finding one that says it supports Vista.
While I don't have Vista now, I don't want to purchase a DVD burner
and then turn around and re-purchase another 6 months later. So far I
have only found the Sony DRX models which state Vista support.
Is there a list, or are there just not many Vista ready external
burners out there yet? For example, I don't want a burner that comes
bundled with software which ONLY works with XP.