DVD burner for Mac and Windows

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

  1. dogus1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2003
    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?

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    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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