External CD/DVD drives

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by txpeg, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. txpeg macrumors newbie

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    What is a good external cd/dvd drive that will read and write? I mainly want to use it to install programs (such as Vista) and to download some genealogy data, photos, etc.
    I have a 20" iMac (the last one made before the new Aluminum ones), running 10.5.1. Thanks!
     
  2. davidleon macrumors member

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    Nov 5, 2006
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    For a relatively inexpensive, yet very capable solution, many people trust the Pioneer DVR-112D:

    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=AA36690&RSKU=AA36690

    ... which is also available with a black bezel. Or, the newer Pioneer DVR-115D:

    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=AA72580

    Since these are bare drives, you'll need an enclosure. You won't go wrong with the ME-340U2F enclosure, with USB and Firewire connections, that is trusted by many:

    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=AA39270&RSKU=AA39270
     

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