Recommended CD-RW Drives

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I currently have the DP 800 Quicksilver with the first-generation superdrive, and was considering adding a second drive (48X or 52X write speed) for burning CD's.

Can anybody recommed a particular make and site to shop for one?



  • Reply 1 of 8
    bill mbill m Posts: 324member
    I bought a Lite-On 48x CDRW drive a few weeks ago and I have found it to work great under MacOS X (including iTunes) right out of the box. Got mine from OWC. They now list a 52x model, also compatible with OS X, for about $60 plus shipping. You may want to check your local CompUSA store (or similar) as it is a very popular drive in the PC camp.
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    tacojohntacojohn Posts: 980member
    I got the Lacie 52X D2 Firewire burner- looks good and its uber fast.

    Love it.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    Are either of these drives noisy upon open/closing- or are they as quiet as the Pioneer Superdrive installed in the Powermac. A relatively minor detail, but I hate the noisy, cheap, drive I have at my work Wintel in comparison to the smooth, quiet, drive on my Mac...
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    ransomedransomed Posts: 169member
    don't know, but they'll probably be moving this thread pretty soon...
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    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    Will any CD drive work? I just bought a 48X on sale and it dosn't like me.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    tigerwoods99tigerwoods99 Posts: 2,633member
    Just get a Lite-On 52x ...check pricewatch for the best deal on one...and just get it white box since none of the software or whatever is for Mac...will save a few bucks. They work perfectly.
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    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    MegaMacs has some Apple OEM combo drive pulls. I just ordered one...
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    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    Purchasing advice goes to General Discussion.

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