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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:
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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.

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one of my friends has a X16 LaCie External DVD burner.... =O niiice... why does Apple still uses X4???

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I believe Apple is up to 8 now.

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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...
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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.
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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.

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