LaCie external DVD burner --Toast?!?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TaKashMoney, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. TaKashMoney macrumors 6502

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    Hey ive searched through the many threads about external dvd burners and have decided on a Lacie. I have an iBook 12" 1.33ghz and am looking for the best external burner for the price. I'm seeing a huge increase in price if it comes with Toast. Whats the benefit? Do I need this? I pretty much just want to burn iDVD and maybe backup. Also, would anyone recommend a portable one over a desktop one. I dont plan on taking it with me often, but will a portable one be considerably smaller?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Toast is the by far best burning software out there, so if you don't already own it, and the bundle makes it cheaper that buying Toast separately ($79 directly from roxio, even cheaper if you shop around a bit), I would recommend you got it... you will not regret it... :)

    Make sure the bundle offers Toast 7 and not just version 6, which I've seen some places... Version 7 has a lot of features 6 never had...

    Edit: A portable one will be much smaller, but also more expensive. I would get a small desktop, one... like this one I got for christmas (very cheap, unfortunately no longer available at AppleStore), which is small enough to take with me, if I ever want to do that... :)
     

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