Recommended CD-RW Drives
May 12, 2003 1:35PM
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
May 12, 2003 2:50PM
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.
Reply 2 of 8
May 12, 2003 3:05PM
I got the Lacie 52X D2 Firewire burner- looks good and its uber fast.
Reply 3 of 8
May 13, 2003 4:55PM
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...
Reply 4 of 8
May 13, 2003 5:37PM
don't know, but they'll probably be moving this thread pretty soon...
Reply 5 of 8
May 13, 2003 5:40PM
Will any CD drive work? I just bought a 48X on sale and it dosn't like me.
Reply 6 of 8
May 13, 2003 11:28PM
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.
Reply 7 of 8
May 14, 2003 2:00AM
MegaMacs has some Apple OEM combo drive pulls. I just ordered one...
Reply 8 of 8
May 14, 2003 2:15AM
Purchasing advice goes to General Discussion.