External dual layer dvd burner

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kevin1182, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. kevin1182 macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    I am looking for recommendations on an external (USB or Firewire) dual layer dvd burner. I am looking to spend around or less than $100. I am sure there are many out there that would do the job, but just wondering if there were any ones that you have had good luck with. Thanks for any recommendations in advance,

    Kevin
     
  2. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    www.newegg.com

    I would pick up a nice NEC or LG drive and an external case. The drive should run you $30~ or so. The external cases are $25~95 depending on style and interfaces. They are VERY simple to put together.

    An NEC 7170 is $30
    an IOGear 1394+USB2 case is $30

    $60 + $10 shipping.... :)
     
  3. kevin1182 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the reply!

    I didn't even think of buying an internal drive and a case, which is dumb because I have multiple external hard drives that I built in that manner. I suppose any highly rated interval drive and external case would work out fine. I am surprised at how expensive the dual layer blank disks still are, so I would certainly value a very reliable burner that does not waste many disks!

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Kevin
     
  4. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    Slightly OT -- I have an external LG multi-burner that I'd like to use with my mac, will it work? I couldn't find any of LG's dvd-burners in apple's list, by the way.
     
  5. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    As of 10.4 and iLife 06 - Apple supports most all DVD burners. There was a DVD codec licensing issue (or something like that) that the MPAA was keeping apple from supporting 3rd Party DVD burners in iDVD. I assume that's been dealt with now that iDVD supports an DVD burner.
     
  6. thebeephaha macrumors 6502

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    My 16x DL Memorex drive won't work in iDVD but does with everything else... :rolleyes:
     
  7. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I stand corrected. My Asus and NEC drives both work with it, so I just assumed.
     

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