Add External DVD burner

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vidiot, May 27, 2006.

  1. vidiot macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2006
    #1
    Hello,

    I have an External Sony DVD burner..(USB) Can i connect it up to my intel iMac and use it to burn DVD's ??

    Thanks,
    Mike Moncrief
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2001
    Location:
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    #2
    Yes. Assuming it's supported, that is, which it may or may not be--plugging it in and sticking in a disk is the quickest way to find out. You can also bring up System Profiler and it will tell you what the OS can do with that particular device. I believe iDVD will even burn to externals now, although I'm not sure about a USB one.

    If it's NOT recognized, then you're going to need a third party program like Toast or DragonBurn to get it working. That can get a little pricy, sadly. There are probably some more crude freeware options, but I don't know of any off the top of my head, since I always buy Pioneer drives since I know Apple uses them so the drivers for those are built into the OS.
     

Share This Page