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Cheerful Idiot
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I've been doing a bit of hunting for an external DVD Burner that's compatible with Mac and PC, but haven't stumbled across anything yet...

Does anyone know if such a thing exists?

Cheers!
 

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for a pc a external DVD burner is no problem but make sure you have USB II capability’s other wise its to slow the cheapest way to do this is you buy a normal DVD burner I would recommend a Pioneer DVD106 then you buy a external box it slips in any ide hardware should cost around $330 to complete..Don’t know much about Mac's but I think they have a different interface so it might never work on both, they must have USB II PORTS tho so you need a driver for the DVD burner to run on Mac.You will also need different burning software for your Mac unless you have a windows conversion on your Mac..
 

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Brock, Sticky and I have a Iomega Predator USB 2.0 External CD-RW 40x12x40x External drive that according to the blurb is Mac compatible.

The small print says

PC
Pentium 2 or equivalent for minimum requirements (Pentium 3 for max) recommended with USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 connection.

MS Windows 98SE/2000/Me/XP (check www.iomega.com for latest operating system support information)

75MB hard drive space required to install Iomega "Hotburn" CD software

Mac
G4 or G3 (blue and white G3 only) or iMac computer with USB 1.1 or 2.0 connection.

Mac OS 8.6/9.0.4/9.1 (check www.iomega.com for the latest operating support information.

50MB hard drive space required......

We run a Toshiba TE2000 Laptop and with Windows 98 it ran well (photos and music). Work has just converted me to XP and I haven't used the burner since so I can't comment on its XP compatibility.

Hope this helps.

Steve
 

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Blurter said:
Brock, Sticky and I have a Iomega Predator USB 2.0 External CD-RW 40x12x40x External drive that according to the blurb is Mac compatible.

The small print says

PC
Pentium 2 or equivalent for minimum requirements (Pentium 3 for max) recommended with USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 connection.

MS Windows 98SE/2000/Me/XP (check www.iomega.com for latest operating system support information)

75MB hard drive space required to install Iomega "Hotburn" CD software

Mac
G4 or G3 (blue and white G3 only) or iMac computer with USB 1.1 or 2.0 connection.

Mac OS 8.6/9.0.4/9.1 (check www.iomega.com for the latest operating support information.

50MB hard drive space required......

We run a Toshiba TE2000 Laptop and with Windows 98 it ran well (photos and music). Work has just converted me to XP and I haven't used the burner since so I can't comment on its XP compatibility.

Hope this helps.

Steve
blurter... I think he is after a dvd burner though??
 

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Cheerful Idiot
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Well, Burners for the two systems do exist... Just a matter of finding one from somewhere local or somewhere I can trust, and equipment I can trust... Anyone had any experience here?
 

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the one blurter listed was only a normal cd-rw though wasnt it??

good luck brockie with your search!
 

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XRFPV8 said:
for a pc a external DVD burner is no problem but make sure you have USB II capability’s other wise its to slow the cheapest way to do this is you buy a normal DVD burner I would recommend a Pioneer DVD106 then you buy a external box it slips in any ide hardware should cost around $330 to complete..Don’t know much about Mac's but I think they have a different interface so it might never work on both, they must have USB II PORTS tho so you need a driver for the DVD burner to run on Mac.You will also need different burning software for your Mac unless you have a windows conversion on your Mac..
Yeah thats probably exactly how you would do it. These days, you can get firewire and usb cases too.
 

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Crikey
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D'oh and it was such a lovely post as well.

Me goes and gets those glasses checked, DVD and CD aren't even close. :fraz:
 
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