DVD burner for Mac and Windows

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dogus1, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. dogus1 macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for a good, well-rounded DVD burner that can operate on both Mac and Windows. I'd like dual layer, multi-format, and high speeds on all fronts, including cds.

    I'm considering the Sony DRX-820UL/T, but that's only because it's the only one I know about that seems to match my desires? Is it good? Are there other options?

    In general, how do USB/FireWire external burners match up to their internal counterparts in terms of access speed?

    I thought I heard that newer versions of iDVD will now work with 3rd party burners. Is this true, and is it limited to a specific list of burners?

    In your opinion, would a drive like this be a better option to pair with a MacBook than the SuperDrive currently offered at that level?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Indianapolis
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    1. Pioneer
    2. FireWire
    3. ??????
    4. PROFIT!

    You're going to get full speed over FireWire. It'll be just as fast as in internal drive.
     

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