Looking For The Best External Burner

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by judakubassek, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. judakubassek macrumors newbie

    judakubassek

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    Hello, I am looking for the very best external burner for my iMac 24. Here's what I would like it to do:

    Burn CDs at 1 or 2X speed.
    Burn all DVD formats.
    Burn Blu-ray.
    LightScribe would be nice too, but I could do without it.

    And of course it should be able to play all those as well. Does anyone have any good suggestions? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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  3. judakubassek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, has anyone had any experience with these? What's the slowest speed they can burn a CD?
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    I have both, but the OWC is my personal favourite, sadly its out of stock.

    The minimum burn speed (slowest burn speed) is always 1x, ANY CD, DVD or Blu-Ray burner in the world can do that. Its nothing to do with the external burner, its the software you use to burn, just choose 1x when burning.
     
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  6. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I just got the OWC Mercury Pro 8x Blu-ray Pioneer BDR-203 External as mentioned above.

    It workes great with my iMac and Toast 10. Another kudos for OWC. They pack everything very well and all cables are included.

    I have a Western Digital MyBook studio hooked to the Firewire 800 port on my iMac. I use the second Firewire port on the MyBook as a passthrough to the Firewire 800 port on the OWC. No problems at all. The second Firewire port on the OWC can also be used as a passthrough.

    OWC Mercury is a great deal if you are looking to get into Blu-Ray burning now.
     

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