Decent external superdrive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by the dr, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. the dr macrumors member

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    Hi,

    My brother owns an ibook G4 sans superdrive, but now has need to burn dvd's. Can anyone suggest a reasonably priced external optical drive that would suit his needs?

    Ta Muchly,

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  2. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    I like the Sony or Pioneer. The PC i just built has 2 Sony Dual Layer DVD burners so their the bran I stick with. My G5 has a pioneer super drive so take your pic, safe either route
     
  3. gothicx00 macrumors member

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    Personally, with optical drives, I've found you can never go wrong with Plextor. Fastest damn things on the planet, and never fails to wow reviewers with a plethora of features (i know, yer thinkin as long as it burns discs with out making coasters i'm good!)

    You cannot go wrong with the PX-740UF.
    It's got 16x +/-R, 8x +RW, 4x -RW and 8x/4x +/- DL. And all that for $96! You will probably end up paying in excess of $150 for a drive from anybody else, and the best from Lacie costs nearly $200.
     

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