Mac: External HD and burner

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by AtHomeBoy_2000, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a

    AtHomeBoy_2000

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    I am buying a Mac about the middle of next month and I will be a first time Mac owner (the Apple IIe I had as a child doesn’t count!). I need advice on 2 accounts. I am going to buy the 1.8 G5 iMac with the combo drive. I felt it might just be safer to save the money on the upgrade to a 2.0 and put it into an external hard drive and external DVD burner. This is where I need help.

    What type of HD and burner would you suggest? I hear Lacie makes great external HD. And I love their DVD burner with Lightscribe however I hear it is not fully compatible with iDVD which is I would prefer it do work with. What external burner would you suggest?
     
  2. iEdd macrumors 68000

    iEdd

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    Why external???
    You would be best with the apple supplied superdrive for full compatibilty with iDVD, etc.
    If you want to do lightscribe, you could get an external one at a later stage.

    EDIT: For HDD I recommend one of the lacie triple interface models... I have a 250GB
     
  3. AtHomeBoy_2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    AtHomeBoy_2000

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    Well, I dont really have a need for the 2.0 Ghz just to pay $200 more to get a SLIGHTLY faster processor and a DVD burner. I can save the $200 and put it into a DVD burner and part of an external HD.
     
  4. AtHomeBoy_2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    AtHomeBoy_2000

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    Can anyone help clear up my question about if external DVD burners are compatable with iDVD? I have tried to search the forums here and havent really found a clear yes or no answer. I would be buying a new DVD burner, so it wont be something that is old and potentially incompatable with Mac.
     
  5. doucy2 macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    if you are interested i have an adapter that changes and ide drive (hd, dvd, etc) in to a usb combatible drive
    lmk
    this might work for you
     
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    First, I like the Pioneer DVR-109 (they now have a 110 model) - just throw it in an external case.

    Second, read up on Patchburn to make them "compatible" with the iApps.

    http://www.patchburn.de/
     
  7. DocB macrumors newbie

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    while I don't have one myself, some friends of mine recommend the Lacie external HD. Relatively inexpensive and they use it to back up their entire HD.
     
  8. PaRaGoNViCtiM macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Maxtor One Touch II 200GB External Hard Drive, and I love it.
    I got a really good deal on it too at Office Depot. I would get a Lacie external DVD burner.
     
  9. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    My apologies... I didn't realise the model you wanted was combo only.
    I'd say to go with a Pioneer DVR-110 in a firewire case or something..
     
  10. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    me 2 :D
     

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