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    External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    The Art teachers here have some eMacs circa 2004 that for some reason they didnt pay extra to have DVD drives in them, and now of course they want to play DVD's

    Last year we did order a Freecom USB2 drive assuming as it was USB it would work on OSX and Windows but the eMac wasnt having any of it, and we found later the box said it explicitly wasnt compatible with Macs

    Are there any brands that definately are compatible? Any in white would be an added bonus

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    You can't go too far wrong with LaCie ones. http://www.lacie.com

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    Or have a look at the ones avaliable in the accessories section of the apple store

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    Find the most expensive, shiny device available and it will probably be Apple-compatible

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    What about getting an interna........ Oohhhh, sorry, it's a mac

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    Plenty of mod sites out there that will tell you how to change the drive to a newer one ...

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    Lacie FTW with Macs, they like them as they are rip off expensive and shiney

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    I got a lacie dvd rw ( light scribe ) and it works with my power book hehe

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    Hi

    Messing with the internals of an eMac is not for the faint hearted. Get a Firewire DVD drive compatiblity is much much better (FW being an Apple technology, I would recommend FW for all devices over USB, better continuous data through put). Also be aware that if you opt fro DVD-R of some kind not all iLife aps will write to it.

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    What about getting an interna........ Oohhhh, sorry, it's a mac
    You need to view these videos - http://tv.truenuff.com/mac/ they are ace!

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Plenty of mod sites out there that will tell you how to change the drive to a newer one ...
    Yep.

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    The eMacs will happily use Pioneer 109/110/111s or Sony GU100Es, they'll just need a quick flash.
    This is the best way of going as Apple's iDVD and earlier versions of DiscBurner will only work for 'Apple' internal drives.
    try span.com (about £30 each)

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    Ah, Solutions Inc. are here! I'm looking forward to being back down your way next month for your Mac Server OS course.

    http://www.patchburn.de/ might be of interest, it opens up the Mac burning interfaces to work with a lot more drives.

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    Leo and Mark were very kind to help us out on the stand at BETT. Both of them were intrigued by the idea of the forums and were happy to spend time going through unanswered Mac posts.

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    Re: External USB2 DVD-RW for Macs?

    Glad to have them here, I've got pretty high standards for suppliers and trainers and Solutions Inc are on my 'preferred' list, instead of the considerably longer 'kill' list.

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