Least expensive FireWire DVD burner?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Weirdwolf, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. Weirdwolf macrumors newbie

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    What is the least expensive, and acceptibly decent FireWire DVD burner for Macs? Best place to get it (peferrably in store, but otherwise is okay).
     
  2. illumin8 macrumors 6502

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    Just make your own...

    Just do what I did. Go to http://www.newegg.com and buy a Pioneer DVR-A05 DVD burner (same drive they use in the PowerMacs), and buy a 5.25" Firewire enclosure for it. It couldn't be easier to install the drive in the enclosure yourself (it only takes a screwdriver), and you'll save a couple hundred bucks.

    By the way, this is also the best way to make a Firewire hard drive as well. Those enclosures have a power supply and a small interface in there that converts from Firewire to IDE, so you can connect any IDE device up to your Firewire bus.

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