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    shift's Avatar
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    Red face In search for an External DVD Burner.
    Well my Mac Mini should be here tomorrow.

    Yesterday my LaCie DvD usb2.0 burner took a crap on me. I took it back to CompUSA (I have a 2 year service plan w/ them) and try to get a exchange, but they do not have any LaCie burners in stock. So I only found one more burner that claims it is Mac compatible and its a Iomega Super Drive 16x.

    So I take it home, what a POS drive. Now I want to return it.

    My question is would I be able to use any other external dvd burners from CompUSA even though they do not claim that they are Mac compatible? I can eiter get a external USB or Firewire one. Please help? Suggestions.

    Yes,,, I am a new Mac user. :bone:

  2. #2
    Ryanstech
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    Iomega has been going downhill ever since ZIP drives became obsolete. I would look for a drive that supports both USB2.0 and Firewire for maximum compatibility. Compusa has a limited selection try looking online if you can you will more then likely find a great deal.

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    Get the LaCie DVD burner. I have been told that they are very close to the superdrive that Apple uses. Also I would stick with firewire. You will find that you will use it more often, unless you have a PC.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    one of my friends has a X16 LaCie External DVD burner.... =O niiice... why does Apple still uses X4???
    - It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...

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    I believe Apple is up to 8 now.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Yea I just purchased a 12X LG burner. has both firewire and USB2.0. I just have to use aftermarket mac burning software

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    Use Toast and install Patchburn 3, which lets you burn dvd's form iTunes, iDVD and iPhoto...

  8. #8
    macsrule
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    Quote Originally Posted by shift
    Well my Mac Mini should be here tomorrow.

    Yesterday my LaCie DvD usb2.0 burner took a crap on me. I took it back to CompUSA (I have a 2 year service plan w/ them) and try to get a exchange, but they do not have any LaCie burners in stock. So I only found one more burner that claims it is Mac compatible and its a Iomega Super Drive 16x.

    So I take it home, what a POS drive. Now I want to return it.

    My question is would I be able to use any other external dvd burners from CompUSA even though they do not claim that they are Mac compatible? I can eiter get a external USB or Firewire one. Please help? Suggestions.

    Yes,,, I am a new Mac user. :bone:

    I bought an Samsung internal DVD and also an external USB case to use on my PC and Mac. the Samsung DVD is only 4x (i think) i havent burned any DVDs, but the CD burner works on both units.

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    I have an external lacie dual layer sup drive, go with lacie and firewire. it cost me 149.99 new online.

  10. #10
    MrSector9
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    I bought a sony 8x dvd-r that is external firewire/usb 2.0 and VERY happy with it.Got it for $99 canadian plus shipping.

    BJ White

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