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Old 11-20-05, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default (Mac) external DVD burner

I'm looking for a reccomendation for an external DVD burner that is compatible with Mac. I have an iMac (DV Edition) running OS X (Jaguar 10.2.8).

I searched the archives a bit and found great info on compatibility issues, but no specific Mac brand/model suggestions.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-20-05, 08:34 PM   #2
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a lot of online internet retailors have customer reviews that you can read. You can also check out consumerreports.org . Once you find a couple brands that look good you can google the model for reviews. Also, go to a store with a good return policy and ask the sales guy if the product gets returned a lot.
I did this when I was buying a new used car, and it made me a lot more confident in my purchase. I also did it with the phone I just bought and all kinds of other crap.

LaCie d2 DVD+/-RW with LightScribe and Toast 6 Titanium found at http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...AppleStore.woa
I think this looks like a good product, but I would search around on other reatailer sites and compare. read the reviews.
the site says it requires a power mac G4 500mhz. I think it will work with your computer anyway, but you should call them and make sure.
LaCie has a good reputation. I've noticed most of their products get good reviews when I'm shopping around.
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Default here it is for cheaper

http://www.techonweb.com/products/pr...=B53394&src=PG

or in a package with "toast" *recomended
http://macrumors.pricegrabber.com/se...sterid=6620360
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Default finding good prices on Mac gear

http://macrumors.pricegrabber.com/home_comp.php

good place to start looking. Helps you find reviews and all that jazz.
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