In need of a burner...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by rhpenguin, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. rhpenguin
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    rhpenguin

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    When i bought my iBook i did not get a combo drive in it because i couldnt afford it. So I figured I would get an external combo drive when I had the cash, but that is seeming harder than it seems. I looked at the MCE Technology's combo drive but really cant afford it (the exchange rate kills me). So i was thinking about getting a firewire drive enclosure and a combo drive from a pc because thats more in my price range. Since i already have a copy of toast could this theoraticly work?

    Any input would be appreciated.

    (excuse the spelling and grammar, its too damn early in the morning)
     
  2. Kwyjibo
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    Ok first of all look at what you have around and look at what you can get for cheap. I bought a firewrie enclosure off ebay for 50 bucks and a hard drive for $60 so I would have an 80GB external drive for backup purposes.

    I would suggest you do the same if
    a) you have an extra ide burner lying around.
    b) you find a good deal on an ide drive that is finder and ituens compatible.


    This is my suggestion it works for me and allows expandiblity( In my setup I can add a burner later on if I want and just swap it)
     
  3. rhpenguin
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    rhpenguin

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    Right... is there a list of compatible drives?
     
  4. NavyIntel007
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    I'd let you borrow my girlfriends, but she lives in St. Catharines.
     

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