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MacBook - Can anyone recommend a good brand? (external dvd burner)


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hey y'all - i bought a macbook in june, but at the time couldn't afford to spring for the superdrive. boy am i regretting that now.

anyway, i went into my local apple store to get an external burner and all they had was the burner for the macbook air, which they told me was incompatible with a macbook. all of the burners i saw at best buy were windows/pc based. i was wondering if any of you could steer me in the right direction as far as getting a good one that would work. thanks.
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Hi Falcon27,

if you want a mobile solution I don´t have a suggestion. On the other hand, I bought this one (a little big) and it is a good drive. My suggestion is to buy a drive with a firewire connection.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other...g/MRBFWU2D115/

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all of the burners i saw at best buy were windows/pc based. i was wondering if any of you could steer me in the right direction as far as getting a good one that would work. thanks.
In a word - Pioneer. They are really good. The 115D should suit your purposes. Check out its specs at the eshop link provided by joster. Pioneer brand is also available from a number of other outlets. You could operate it 'bare' or buy a USB-Firewire external case for it.
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thank you both for your suggestions. pardon if i sound stupid but if i buy either one of those, will i be able to use idvd for burning or will they force me to use the software that comes with them?
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Pioneer works with iDVD. However, you might want to consider using Burn (free) or Toast. Google for other options.
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