which external dvd burner?

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  1. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    had an iMac for years, so i have dvds' with pictures and such on them. Got a new MBP last summer, so i need a burner to access my dvds.

    which external burner is good for the price. I saw that LG has one on sale at best buy for $30, but lots of bad reviews stating the software it comes with only works for 30 days - then you need to subscribe..?
    I don't want to spend $80 for the Apple one. Just need something that works and won't be using it that much.

    thanks
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    I've been using this one for over 3 years and still is working great to this day!
     
  3. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    I just ordered one of those yesterday. I wanted to rip some of my music CD's again getting higher quality files and realized that I lost my CD drive when I got rid of the Mac Pro. That drive seemed like a logical choice.
     
  4. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    That's a very expensive choice for a drive that the OP won't be using that much.
     
  5. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    I always consider value, not just cost, when I make a purchase. The OP can purchase any burner he wants. I won't be using the burner all that much either. But, the value is there. I didn't see the value in the cheaper options.
     
  6. HBOC thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks for the replies. Yeah if i was going to spend $50, i would just get the Apple one. Looking for one in the $30 range...
     
  7. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a Memorex outboard DVD drive when my Apple outboard drive started eating DVD's. :-( So far so good, and the price is right.
     
  8. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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