Dual Layer (8GB) CD/DVD Writer

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    johnbarry
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    Dual Layer (8GB) CD/DVD Writer

    I purchased a Dell Optiplex 760 Desktop PC

    I am after a Dual layer CD/DVD Writer for it

    I found one, sadly doesn’t ship to the UK

    I have searched for a UK Supplier, but struggled to find one.

    Can anyone help in my search for one (Dual in the UK or does ship to the UK)
    not got much money so cheaper the better.

    Cheers
    John

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    The Duke
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    I don’t recall the name zip disk, but after a Google, they look similar to the disk drives my Amega 500 used. Though iirc they was a little more square, like a “normal”  3.5 disks. Though I’m thinking back about 25 years. Eek!

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    Ed P
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    The Jaz was its bigger brother and although it was an hdd Iomega gave that one crappy firmware as well! Not surprising that Iomega’s share price cratered soon after.

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    They were absolutely in the right place at the right time with the right product, with the chance to become the universal “go-to” product for portable file storage/management ( for that time ).

    It just goes to show what can happen if you don’t get the quality right.

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    Bob Williams
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    JB – look for the other Universes on the other side of a Black Hole:

    http://tinyurl.com/7n7h3r4

    The quote in my Sig is from a great SF author, Philip K. Dick. I read a lot of his books, growing up.

    JayCeeDee, spot on! They were meant to replace the floppy with a lot more capacity, and also the CD, but poor quality leading to data loss meant that users were losing confidence in them. When the DVD came along, that was the final nail.

    I can still remember installing Windows 95 with 23 $$***!!!???***! floppies. Anyone else so afflicted? I still have a True Type Fonts floppy, still worked last time I tried it!

    “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”
    ― Philip K. Dick, legendary SF writer.

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    Cheers Bob

    I learn something new every day.

    Cheers
    John

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