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Hi,
       I am trying to procure a ruggedized (Not necessarily military grade) USB CD/DVD Burner and I need to ensure that the device does not need external power to operate (Only via USB power).  I have searched everywhere and unable to locate one, so if someone can point me in the right direction that would be very helpful.

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I think there is no CD/DVD burner without external power yet. Because by specs USB can give you no more than 500 mA per port. Ordinary CD-readers consume less than that amount, burners need more.
May be there are some burners that take additional power through second USB port but I've never seen such ones.
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i found one here :  http://www.vergelijk.be/cd_dvd_branders/lenovo/usb_dvd_burner/specs.rhtml
the site is in dutch - but i can translate  the txt if you like
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by:dzhungar
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Thanks to nobus, there is a burner taking power from 2 USB ports:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-74325.html - description in English
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by:arunykand
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Thanks...none of them seem to be ruggedized...any info on where to get ruggedized enclosures to put a CD drive into?
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When I mean ruggedized, I don't mean any metal enclosures or anything crazy, just thick rubber to protect from being dropped on the floor.
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is this what you want ?    http://www.xpcgear.com/in-win-ammo.html
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