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MAC'S

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by [email protected], 22 Jul 2006.

  1. [email protected]

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,442

    if i get a macbook, can I use my old usb dvdrw drive with it?
     
  2. titchard

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,116

    Location: Crewe, UK

    Make, Model etc please, can't really do much with what you just put.

    Rich
     
  3. Beepcake

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,853

    Location: Cheshire

    Just buy one with an internal superdrive and ebay your old USB drive :)

    Although I must admit I'm frightened to use my super drive.. it makes scawey noises when it eats the discs :(
     
  4. [email protected]

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,442

    slot loader drives had a bad experience with one of them in past scratching discs :(


    current dvdrw
    HP DVD 840e External Lightscribe 16x DVD±RW Dual Layer USB 2.0 - Retail (CD-003-HP)
     
  5. Beepcake

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,853

    Location: Cheshire

    I've had a problem with a tray loading drive eating a DVD.. does that mean I should stop using them? Don't be daft.. Macs have been using slot loaders since the iMac.. I'm sure if they all scratched disks they would have stopped by now :)

    Your external drive should work just fine though if you want to use it. Unless HP have done something wierd OSX should pick it up as an external writable device. Whether you can use the LiteScribe thingy to draw on the disks is another matter.

    Another edit: http://www.smileonmymac.com/disclabel/download.html :)
     
    Last edited: 22 Jul 2006