External Burner for Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dadeef, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. dadeef macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2008
    Whats a cheap and reliable external burner for a Macbook. I was thinking under 50 dollars (Bills to pay)
  2. phalewhale macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2007
    This is a start for you. Google is your friend...
  3. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    you will not get anything good for that price.. not even bad maybe
  4. dadeef thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2008
    wow you guys are losers.... if you cant help dont respond. I got a Lite-On external burner for 55 on newegg 3 days ago, i merely wanted to ask for external burners under the threshold I have found.
  5. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    ^^^ not exactly.

    That's about the cheapest external burner you can get, but you may run into compatibility issues with OS X or the iLife apps.
  6. TimTheEnchanter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 24, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Had terrible luck with Lite-On products, had 4 of their burners die in our office about a year or so ago. Of course, all out of warranty. One cooked a firewire port too we believe. Also, they seem to be touchy with what disks you use, we had many failed burns and disks that wouldn't mount afterwards. Vowed never to buy their products again.

    I hope you have better luck though. :)
  7. dadeef thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2008
    I had lite-on burners for around 8 years no problems. I have around 5 in my PC's, still good.

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