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Discussion in 'Help Forum' started by Balic, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. Balic

    Balic Peasant

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    I'm thinking of getting a CD burner(USB) one of these days, but I can get a much better deal on the ones in the PC section of computer stores. Are most CD burners compatible with Macs, or do most companies just not wright the software and drivers that us macs need to use their drives?
     
  2. cowofwar

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    NO

    DO NOT GET A USB BURNER!

    Most of the time you cannot burn reliably at anything other than 2x. Trust me, I had one. Get an internal cdrw and swap it out for the one in your tower, and if you have an imac then get a firewire burner. Either firewire or IDE, don't get usb.
     
  3. harleyb

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    as for IDE burners, i suggest Plextor. LiteOn rocks for PCs though.
     
  4. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    many IDE burners work fine with Macs.
     
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    I´ve got an usb-burner. I had to get it because the Imac didn´t support anything else.
    It´s not very reliable.
     
  6. Balic

    Balic Peasant

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    Ya I have an Imac to, but I do have a firewire port, so I'll try to find a firewire burner. Thanks for the info about usb burners
     
  7. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I like the Yamaha firewire burners because they come with Toast. They are pricey though.
     
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    0111000001100100 Peasant

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    check out QSP, they sell lots of fire wire stuff. I had one of them on my old iMac and it worked great.
     
  9. Peadur

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    bah! bad experience with QSP. I have a LaCie which is both firewire and USB. Works like a champ, can burn at very high speeds.
     
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    I have a great Yahmaha one, works great, and Toast 5 came with it.
     
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    I have a QPS firewire CDRW, it was pricey, but it works great.
     

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