03-04-2011, 01:54 PM
My optical drive doesn't work and I'm looking to get an external drive instead of replacing the internal drive. I've been searching websites for different drives, reading reviews and it seems as though Mac is really particular in which drives are compatable or not. I obviously want to make the right choice, so hopefully someone can assist.
I really don't care about DVD burning, but the option would be nice. It will mainly be used for installing different softwares, transfering data, music, watching DVDs and allowing my 6 yr old daughter to play games.
I'm not hurting for money, but I don't want to spend a God awful amount of money either....I just want something thats reliable and will work with my laptop. Best bang for the buck so to speak.
Also, I've noticed a lot of drives require 2 usb cables to be plugged in for it to power on. I don't really like that too much considering my laptop only has 2 USB plug ins and they are on opposite sides of the lap top.
I have an Aluminum Power Book G4 15" 1.67 Ghz. Running Leopard 10.5.8.