External Enclosure Advice for DVD Writer / Burner

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  1. agentbob macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    Tried posting in another thread but got no response so trying to open a new one.

    I'm looking to buy an external enclosure + dvd-r for my macs. I've currently got a tibook 667 and an iMac g5... I've had trouble in the past with an LG drive in no-name enclosure...

    The macs I tried it on would see it as a dvd/cd reader, but wouldn't burn to it using patchburn nor toast. It also wouldn't boot off cds/dvds sometimes.

    The new drive I'm thinking to get will be a pioneer. I'm just wondering what models/brands of enclosures people have had success with, and also if pioneer drives work fine as well.

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    How much is the drive your looking at and do you have software like Toast for the burner? Also do you have a FW cable?

    http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10423

    This is what I have and I don't need Patchburn as it comes with software that sees the iLife apps. just fine.
     
  3. agentbob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The drive is cheap, $60 CAD for the Pioneer 110D 16x DVD-R drive, and enclosures are around $40-50. The Lacie drive on the other hand is $140 CAD and only 8x.

    Thinking about getting a simple firewire case with an oxford 911 chipset and putting the Pioneer 110D in there... any thoughts or people with a similar setup?
     
  4. ammon macrumors regular

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    I have a cheap Bytecc external case. (Oxford 911 chipset) It has both firewire and usb2. I put a harddrive in one and a Lite-On DVD burner in the other.

    Both work great for windows and mac.
     
  5. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    They must give a different drive then :confused: Mine burns at 16x and DL at 6x but hell that's a great price in Can. money for you ;)
     

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