Need a Cheap external CD/RW...any thoughts?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sjjordan, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. sjjordan macrumors 6502

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    I need a good external CD/RW as my Tibook only has a DVD drive, and I need to back up some data.

    I figured I'd get one off of ebay, but wondered if you guys knew of a great brand/type of drive you'd recommend.

    I don't care about speed, just one that works.

    Thanks
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Just bought a LaCie 52-32-52 for the same reason. No complaints, except for the fact that it's HUGE and requires its own power supply. It's probably bulkier/heavier than the TiBook itself.
     
  3. krimson macrumors 65816

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    i think just about any name brand in a standard FW case would be good enough. build it yourself and save a few $$.
     
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    The cheapest way outside of used on eBay is indeed build-it-yourself. Inexpensive CD-RW drives (make sure that OSX supports it natively, though) run $30 or $40, and a generic 5.25" FW case for it can probably be had for about the same amount. Not too shabby, although you can get name brand for the same or less on eBay.
     

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