Lacie Bus Powered DVD Burners?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by furious, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. furious macrumors 65816

    furious

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    I need a external DVD burner. My mum and dad have a Mac Mini with CD burner and I have the low end Macbook. We both can read DVD's but cannot burn them. I was thinking this one

    Many people use Lacie External HDD here and recommend them. I was wondering the same about DVD Burners.

    I like the idea of bus powered as it makes it easier for both of use to use it.

    Any thoughts.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Any reason that you can't just get a 5.25" external drive? I know bus powered is nice but it's expensive for a stationary machine.
     
  3. furious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But how good does the Lacie drive look though? :p :eek:

    I will be using it and so will my parents. It will be much easier to move if it is bus powered. I can take it upstairs, next door, uni, were ever I am it can come. Plus my dad could use it with his work notebook. So in stead of getting two 5.25" drives we can get 1.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    LaCie is fine.
     
  5. seany916 macrumors 6502

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    do you really need a "portable" drive?

    consider this one:

    http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10071

    the aluminum enclosures they use are really durable; I still use a CD-burner from the early G3 days that still works perfectly

    Get Toast 8 Ti from Amazon for like $90 to complement it.

    I don't like their HDs though.
     
  6. furious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Dude that drive you pointed out is only $30 more than the portable drive. And I am in Australia. So $90US equals about $165 including credit card fees (international currency fees)
     
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    I have had nothing except GOOD luck with LaCie products. I have not used their CD/DVD products. I would not hesitate to do so. In fact, I rather like this unit you are looking at. I would not mind taking a little 'wear and tear' off my internal drive(s). I think I am going to pick a couple of these up.
     
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