External DVD-RW Drive (memorex)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by agentphish, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. agentphish macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    Anyone know if a USB 2.0 Memorex Brand DVD-/+RW DL drive will work with 10.5?

    A friend has one he wanted to get rid of and my internal DVD-R drive just died on my G5, so i figured why not, but I don't want to pay to ship it if it's not going to work.
     
  2. davidleon macrumors member

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    The drive should be compatible. However, there are better inexpensive alternatives from Pioneer and Samsung available.
     
  3. agentphish thread starter macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    In external form Pioneer and Samsung have less expensive drives?

    My friend is willing to sell me the drive for really cheap + shipping, but since I have a dead drive currently, I'd really like to see links.

    Thanks
     
  4. davidleon macrumors member

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  5. agentphish thread starter macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    Yeah...the drive in my G5 was an upgrade from the original drive that was in there. It's a pioneer 116. I was never impressed with the performance and pickyness with media in the first place. I only use Verbatim & Sony DVD media so it's not like I using el-cheapo crap, and it's burned many bad discs.

    I've only had it for about a year and a half, and it failed. So I don't think I want another 116.

    Thanks for the enclosure suggestion though, that one looks nice for the price.
     
  6. davidleon macrumors member

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    I doubt a Pioneer DVR-116D has been in your Mac for 1.5 years, since it was recently released.
     
  7. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Like davidleon said the 116 was only released about a month or so ago- are you sure it wasn't an old 106 instead by chance?

    At any rate, unless the drive you are talking about is less than $30, I personally would rather get a brand new current generation drive from any of several manufacturers (I am a long term fan of Pioneers and would not consider an alternative but different stokes of course) from a supplier like newegg.com. They have drives from Pioneer, Sony, LG, etc. for $30 or less each, so it is worth comparing since you would then have the latest capabilities and burn speed advantage- not to mention not having another component hanging off your G5! :)
     
  8. agentphish thread starter macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    bah it was a 112. Sorry. I knew it was a 11something :)

    Anywho, I can get the drive for about 30 shipped, but probably better to just build my own external with the links provided above.
     

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