Need advice on external optical drives.

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

  1. Bear macrumors G3

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    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

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    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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