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  1. Pssst3
    May 9, 2017 @ 12:16 am

    I read about a DVD data drive system that presents itself as a large USB flash drive which should enable reading and writing of data files for backup. It’s not clear if those discs are in a format that can be used by a standard DVD data drive.

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  2. Pssst3
    May 9, 2017 @ 12:39 am

    Samsung Smart Hub (SE-208BW) works with Android. Playstore has the Mobile Smart hub app.

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    • Richard Sweeton
      October 9, 2017 @ 8:14 am

      Have the app and the se-208bw. Can get the Dell Chromebook on the se-208bw’s WiFi, but when app tries to connect, it can’t and messages: “Please connect to Optical Smart Hub on your AP list.” Suggestions? (Had this working on an iPad until IOS 11 killed it.)

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  3. pssst3
    June 22, 2017 @ 1:29 pm

    I think that there is a misstatement in the article .
    “USB devices, including external DVD drives, function as read-only. ”

    USB flash drives, one of the original USB devices, are writable.

    Listed by the Files app as USB DISC, they can be mounted, formatted and written to in the FAT32 file system,and because they share the same bus in most Chromebooks, any file system supported by SD cards.

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  4. pssst3
    June 22, 2017 @ 1:31 pm

    WTF does the subscribe popover appear on EVERY page on this site that is opened?

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  5. Tricia Niles
    November 28, 2017 @ 11:16 am

    I need an external disc drive for my RCA galelio so I can print my wedding photos. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you

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    • Kain Young
      December 1, 2017 @ 1:38 am

      At the bottom of the article, there is a link for this purpose. I’ll include it here, as well. However, keep in mind that this drive also has the ability to write to the disc, which is not compatible with ChromeOS. You may be able to find some cheaper options if you don’t need the option to burn discs with the external drive, but this feature could come in handy if you wanted to install linux on your chromebook or had a need to use the external drive with multiple devices.

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