Recommend an external DVD burner

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by molocono, May 21, 2006.

  1. molocono macrumors member

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    I'm thinking of investing in an external DVD burner? Any suggestions? I want something that can handle dual layer discs, as well as both DVD -/+ R.

    I have a Quicksilver G4, 933MHz, with OS 10.4.


    Thanks!
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    I have a Lacie d2 - from before they all had Lightscribe - and I love it. Nice form factor, nice performance. There are likely better/cheaper options, but, FWIW, the d2 has worked well for me.
     
  3. janey macrumors 603

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    is there any explicit thing you want to do with the dvd burner or do you just need to get it to work, and cheaply?

    not all drives are made equal...
     
  4. molocono thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm just looking to burn DVDs for my small business. Some clients have been asking for 50+ copies so I need a better drive than the one in my Mac.
     
  5. molocono thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm trying to decide between a Sony, Plextor, and LaCie external DVD burner. Any thoughts?
     
  6. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    I was looking at a LaCie the other day and think that's what I'll probably get. I've got a LaCie external drive that I've been very happy with.
     
  7. molocono thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I'm gonna go ahead and get the new Sony. It's the same price as the LaCie.
     
  8. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    I have the same Lacie and I love it, great drive......

    SHadoW
     
  9. Kalns macrumors regular

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    I'll post this question here so I don't have to start a new thread. On those Lacie drives with lightscribe, I heard that if you use it you can only burn a single layer disc. Is that true?
     

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