Add External DVD burner

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

  1. vidiot macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2006

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

    Mike Moncrief
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    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.

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