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    External DVD/CD ROM - HELP NEEDED ASAP

    I have just purchased a Targus external DVD ROM to plug into my ASUS. When I reboot the ASUS, the icon for the TARGUS flashes, but then disappears, and I cannot access it as a drive. HELP! Has anyone else used this combination of systems with any success? Is there a work around? An app? I have exams that are based on CD's and I need to access the data asap. Any info. appreciated!

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    From what I've read you can't get a CD/DVD drive to work with an ASUS Transformer.
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    There are no drivers.

    I have only seen 1 DVD drive (from Samsung) that advertises Android comparability. However, I have not heard any reviews as it was just released. I also doubt the ability to play DVDs as I have yet to find a player to play .VOB files.

    Keep on mind this is a tablet and not a real conputer.


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    Sounds like you'll be chilling in the computer lab! Should have done little more homework before purchasing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eeglot View Post
    I have just purchased a Targus external DVD ROM to plug into my ASUS. When I reboot the ASUS, the icon for the TARGUS flashes, but then disappears, and I cannot access it as a drive. HELP! Has anyone else used this combination of systems with any success? Is there a work around? An app? I have exams that are based on CD's and I need to access the data asap. Any info. appreciated!
    What everyone said. But there is one more thing you could try, but it's a slight gamble: if you have a powered USB hub? Try connecting the drive to that (be sure the power-pack for the hub is plugged in) then connect the hub to the TF. The gamble here is you may have to purchase one of these-- and if it doesn't work? You have something else you don't really have a use for...

    It might be just a matter of insufficient power... doubtful, but it's one more thing to try before giving up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederuco View Post
    There are no drivers.

    I have only seen 1 DVD drive (from Samsung) that advertises Android comparability. However, I have not heard any reviews as it was just released. I also doubt the ability to play DVDs as I have yet to find a player to play .VOB files.

    Keep on mind this is a tablet and not a real conputer.
    I believe it is this one: Samsung SE-218BB is world’s thinnest optical disc drive for mobile devices - SlashGear

    I haven't ordered it yet but I will soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angeloglorioso View Post
    I believe it is this one: Samsung SE-218BB is world’s thinnest optical disc drive for mobile devices - SlashGear

    I haven't ordered it yet but I will soon.
    Good idea for him to try that, if that doesn't work, hope he can return it, and then look into the Samsung.
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    This one would work better:

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/26/samsung-optical-smart-hub-se-208bw-review/


    It actually streams DVDs over wifi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvdcatalyst View Post
    This one would work better:

    Samsung Optical Smart Hub SE-208BW review -- Engadget

    It actually streams DVDs over wifi.
    I'm a bit worried about the somewhat negative review within that link. Have you tried that gadget? If so, is it relatively easy to use? My main needs are CD/DVD playback and CD ripping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angeloglorioso View Post
    I'm a bit worried about the somewhat negative review within that link. Have you tried that gadget? If so, is it relatively easy to use? My main needs are CD/DVD playback and CD ripping.
    No, I have not.

    My reply was based on the original post that started this thread, which was about connecting a DVD drive directly to a transformer.

    The only purpose that that would have is to be able to play a DVD on your transformer directly and even if there is a drive that is supported through USB, or a driver that would make it work, there is a bit more involved to play a DVD, so the only solution would be something similar to the drive I linked to, a drive that actually includes streaming capability.

    Ripping stuff from any drive using a transformer or other Android (or IOS) device is also not that much of an option. Even if there were apps that would enable this, the processors used in portable devices are designed to be low-power, and are optimized mainly for playback. Encoding is a lot more demanding, and, similar as using a netbook (eeePC with an Atom cpu for example) the process will be quite slow.

    Using a PC to rip your CD's / DVD's and convert your content to a format that is supported by your tablet is a lot faster, and for that, any DVD drive will do the job, and likely better than the streaming drive I linked to.

 

 

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