External DVD+/-RW on a Macbook-fully supported?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wolfpup, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    Random question. Is an external DVD+/-RW drive fully supported in 10.4, as in you can do everything you can do with an included drive from Apple? (Watch movies from it, burn to it from included and third party apps, etc.)?

    Would ANY drive work?

    I'm thinking I could get something like this:
    or even a cheap one

    Just randomly thinking maybe I could get the cheapest Macbook and just add an external drive, since I can't really get a MBP, and I don't want to spend much on a MB :mad:
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
  3. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Forest Hills, NY
    I have an external usb hd kit... it has a ide strip.

    using this i've used random no-named cd-rom drives and a memorex dual layer burner. don't be fooled if you plug it in and the drive doesn't show up. it needs media lol.

    if it's usb, it will problably work.
  4. Wolfpup thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    Okay, so basically anything should work? That's good.

    What about for the built-in Apps? I assume the basic disc burning would work, but what about iDVD? In the past I think it was tied to just a few Apple provided DVD-/+RWs, but my understanding is now it's been opened for everything?

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