External DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Axegrinder, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Axegrinder macrumors regular

    Axegrinder

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    I have a (now redundant, since I've switched) PC with two dvd-writers. I have a lot of movies I want to rip with handbrake for viewing on my pmp but I don't want to prematurely wear out the drive in my iMac. Is it possible to use one by placing it in a USB enclosure? Would I need drivers for it?

    Thanks
     
  2. theBB macrumors 68020

    theBB

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    I believe a USB enclosure without any drivers will be fine as long as you use it as a CD/DVD reader. It might get more troublesome if you try to use it as a writer.
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    Firewire enclosures work well too, and you can daisy chain them. :)
     

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