best usb dvd burner?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by drennan, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. drennan macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007

    I need to burn about half a TB of files onto DVDs! I dont want to wear out my superdrive in my powerbook so i'm looking for an external burner (usb) but cant seem to find much that is mac compatable. can anyone advise on a decent (fast and fairly nice looking) external 'superdrive'? thanks, dren.
  2. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern California
    I have an external LG superdrive. The package said nothing about being mac compatible but it works perfectly with toast or burning right from finder. It burns and reads just about everything and cost me about $60. I used it on my pc before getting a mini and it works flawlessly with my mini now. It will do + and - r, rw, dual layer, ram and reads em all. it also is a tray loader so it will take mini dvds and cds if you need that as well.

    I am going to guess that most usb 2.0 external dvd drives will work just fine.
  3. iTouch macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2007
    I bought a LG 20X DVD burner plus black Al enclosure FW 400/USB 2.0 for under $70 that I put together. It could also house HDDs for later use.
  4. MikeTheC Guest


    Apr 26, 2004
    Gallifrey -- Capitol City, Prydonian Sector
    I would agree with the prior poster about Mac support for USB-interfaced external optical drives (well, storage media in general). The reason they don't / won't list Mac OS X compatibility is they don't bundle any Mac-specific software, and likely as not don't want to support more than just one category of OS.

    Mind you, I think it's kind of foolish of them, but then again what could I possibly know...
  5. chris y. macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2006
    los angeles, ca
    I got a LG external DVD burner from circuit city for 80 bucks. Works right out of the box with Toast Titanium 8.

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