Do external Firewire DVD Burners work OK?

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  1. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    I bought my first Mac, a 1.33Ghz 12" PB with a combo drive, 3 months ago. I've got an external Firewire enclosure and now the DVD burners are pretty cheap I'm going to buy a drive and install it in my enclosure.

    I'm wondering what speed will be possible over the Firewire connection, i.e. can I expect 4x or better?

    Thanks
     
  2. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    You'll have no problem burning at full speed w/ FireWire.
     
  3. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    just be sure to look for one that might be compatiable with idvd (an amazing dvd authorting program)
     
  4. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Good luck with that. ;)

    iDVD can be hacked to support external burners though.
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    We use external burners in an art lab. They work just as good as the newer computers with internal ones.
     
  6. blodwyn thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the replies. I've read about the hacks for iDVD, I just didn't want to pay extra for an 8x or faster if the Firewire interface was going to be a bottleneck.
     

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