External DVD burner for Mini Server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by corbywan, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. corbywan macrumors regular

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    Are most USB external DVD burners compatible with OS X? I have a Mac Mini Server and am finding that I would like to have a reader/writer on it. I'm guessing that the one designed for the MacBook Air is compatible, but if I don't have to spend $100 on an external DVD burner I don't want to!

    Suggestions? Recommendations?
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Just get any USB DVD/CD drive. It should just plug in and work.

    Recently I was salvaging parts from an old PC and took the built-in DVD burner out and put it in a $30 USB enclosure. Worked fine. If you have an old PC collecting dust you can do the same.
     
  3. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    I use an old (2003) Sony DRX-500ULX (CD/DVD ReWriter). Has USB, Firewire, probably $20 on eBay. It's a single-layer burner, but I don't care about that.

    A.
     
  4. corbywan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Excellent. That's what I was hoping/thinking. Thanks.
     
  5. hakuryuu macrumors 6502

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    I was able to get a Macbook Air Superdrive for my Mac Mini Server for like $40 on ebay. No way I was paying $100 for it.
     

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