Need advice on external optical drives.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bear, May 27, 2012.

  1. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I'm looking for an external optical drive to use on my iMac. What I want is:
    • Must be tray loading, I have some discs with labels on them.
    • Must work with iTunes for importing and burning.
    • Must be able to burn CD and DVDs through finder.
    • Bonus would be one that works with DVD Player.
    • Inexpensive would be nice.
    • External power supply is fine,
    • Must only use one USB or firewire port.

    Size isn't an really an issue since it's for my iMac. Reliability is. Inexpensive would be nice.
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    I don't have a specific suggestion, but I will add that I got a LaCie with Lightscribe. I don't use the Lightscribe feature all the time, but when I do it is really nice to have....

    (If you don't know - Lightscribe, by using specially made CDs/DVDs, can create etched labels on the discs. Much more professional than handwritten discs, and no issues with paper labels in slots).

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