external DVD burner

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by ahmadof, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

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    can anyone recommend an external DVD burner that works well with OS X? Specifically, one that intergrates well with the iLife programs. Thanks
     
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    jsw

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    You'll need a hack to get iDVD to "see" external burners.

    I am very, very happy with my LaCie d2 16X dual-layer external burner, which comes with Toast 6 Titanium, all for $199 at the Apple Store. Same front size as all d2 drives, about 50% deeper than the "normal" d2 drives (fits nicely on the LaCie desktop rack with my 120GB and 250GB LaCie d2 externals).
     
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    tutubibi

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    I also recommend LaCie as well. I have D2 8x (Pioneer inside) and so far it is flawless.
     
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    Littleodie914

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    Does anyone know anything about those thin-looking Plextor DVD burners? Thanks!
     
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    Leareth

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    Plextor is crap, does not like Mac apps at all and eats discs
    go with the La Cie Drive
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    See above.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    External DVD Writer with G3

    Does anyone know if the LaCie drives will work on a G3?

    I'm using a G3 iBook 700MHz with 256MB Ram.

    Thanks.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    I got the LaCie Porsche design 16x dual layer burner (couldn't get the regular LaCie over here and it was cheaper...) and it works really well!
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    i was thinking of buying one of the 16x lacie drives

    are they worth it?

    has anyone had any problems with burning etc

    also are there any solid, reliable external drives for under £100
     
  10. macrumors member

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    External Sony DVD burner

    how about the Sony external DVD burner, is it compatiable with the Mac ibook?
     
  11. macrumors member

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    Has anyone tried the litescribe on the new lacie burners?
     
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    xyian

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    The Lightscribe burners aren't out yet but I definitely have my cash set aside for one. They look like such a neat idea.

    On topic, the LaCie's are pretty much made for the Mac so I'd recommend them as an external burner. Plus, the cases look really cool.
     
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    Yvan256

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    Can't wait for LightScribe either... I'm only hoping Apple will add that feature to all computers in their next rev. Imagine burning a CD with iTunes and having album arts + tracks written on the label, or making a movie and then having a label made from the main menu/title image (or something). It would be perfect for laptops too (no need to carry extra hardware).
     
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    Artful Dodger

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    Hello, if you look at my other post on the LaCie there is some info that I got from LaCie and some cd/dvd manfs. about the type of disc you need.
    The burner won't be out untill mid March and as LaCie's web page says they are taking pre-orders.
     
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    I will be happy when dual-layer discs aren't such a ripoff!

    (it's only a matter of time though-)
     

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