Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). External DVD writer for Mac and PC - Current Mac Hardware Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In External DVD writer for Mac and PC tling Posted: February 28, 2005 8:42AM in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014 Hello. I am looking for an external dual layer DVD writer for both a 15-inch PowerBook and a Sony laptop. Could anyone help me out here? Preferably, is there an external writer that can be used on a Mac and a PC? Thanks! Comments Reply 1 of 7 slughead Posts: 1,169member February 28, 2005 9:19AM your best bet is to buy an enclosure and then buy the burner to put in itotherwise you'll most likely pay too much Reply 2 of 7 tling Posts: 45member February 28, 2005 8:09PM Quote:Originally posted by slughead your best bet is to buy an enclosure and then buy the burner to put in itotherwise you'll most likely pay too much Enclosure? Do you mean by buying a metal casing/holder for putting in internal writers? My another question is, there are dual layer DVD writers for both Mac and PC right? Reply 3 of 7 kamrankhan Posts: 10member March 1, 2005 11:58PM DUAL WRITER ARE ONLY FOR PCSMAC ONLY TAKES DVD-R Reply 4 of 7 guartho Posts: 1,208member March 2, 2005 12:04AM Quote:Originally posted by kamrankhan DUAL WRITER ARE ONLY FOR PCSMAC ONLY TAKES DVD-R Meanwhile, here in reality, things are different.I'm not sure if there are others, but we've at least got the Lacie D2 Reply 5 of 7 tubermagpico Posts: 42member March 2, 2005 3:38AM The new lightscribe from LaCie as well, this is the Mac/PC bundle with only toast lite.The Mac bundle is with Toast Titanium and only FW No USB2 Reply 6 of 7 maccrazy Posts: 2,658member March 2, 2005 6:04AM Quote:Originally posted by kamrankhan DUAL WRITER ARE ONLY FOR PCSMAC ONLY TAKES DVD-R yup totally that's why I've managed to copy a large number of DVDs using my LacieD2 and dual-layer disks. Built in drives are single layer but they're not just DVD-R on PowerBooks there DVD±RW. I would recommend the LacieD2 for Mac with Toast 6 titanium included (it works on PCs but doesn't come with software). You'll need software for the PC but which ever way you do it you'll need to buy software for either the Mac or PC. Toast 6 is brilliant and allows sharing of a burner over a network. Does XP support dual-layer burning natively if so, definitely go for the Mac option. Reply 7 of 7 slughead Posts: 1,169member March 2, 2005 1:23PM you can even use iDVD if you hack itlook aroundhere's if you have toast Sign In or Register to comment.