Suggestions for good external CD/DVD drives

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Wageman, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Wageman macrumors newbie

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    My cd/dvd drive on my macbook has decided not to work and instead of wanting to pay the booku bucks to get it repaired I am looking into a good external drive that will work with a mac. Does anyone have any good suggestions?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    I got a cheap $40 External DVD Burner at Best Buy. It works great.

    TEG
     
  3. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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  4. davidleon macrumors member

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  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    What's your budget? AFAIK most of these drives require a bulky AC brick.
     
  6. Wageman thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. davidleon macrumors member

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    This drive will work with a USB and/or FireWire capable Mac right out of the box. No modifications are necessary.
     
  8. erinbrady08 macrumors newbie

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    This might seem like overkill in trying to find out about this product, but I'm sending it to my husband in Iraq--the MacBookPro DVD drive died upon its arrival to him apparently. I wanted to know if besides burning CD's and DVD's, whether the 115D plays CD's and DVD's on the native iTunes and DVD player software already on the Mac without requiring the installation of additional drivers or software. Thank you so much for your help!
     
  9. davidleon macrumors member

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    Yes, but set your CD and DVD preferences accordingly in Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> CDs & DVDs
     

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