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DVD burner to operate on both windows and mac machines?

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Initial post: Apr 11, 2009 11:34:55 AM PDT
Teresa G. says:
Is there such a machine, or do they format to whatever they are plugged into first, and then refuse to operate on different systems?

Posted on Apr 25, 2009 10:43:49 PM PDT
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Posted on May 15, 2009 9:42:15 AM PDT
Churner183 says:
Get yourself a DVD drive such as a Pioneer DVR-112D (or the newer version if one exists yet), put it in a generic 5.25 inch enclosure and connect using firewire cable. You then can burn DVDs of data backup, of audio mp3s, avis_mpegs, etc. They will pay nicely on Wintel boxes (windoz & Linux) and also Macs regardless of which OS did the burning. HTH.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2009 1:51:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 24, 2009 1:53:04 PM PDT
hxt1137 says:
Other than power requirements (there's one fellow who had to connect one of the USB plugs of his Samsung portable DVD burner into his iPod AC power supply), I have not encountered an external USB DVD burner which would not be recognized by 10.5.6 or 10.4.11 - I work selling computers and software for a college market. If a unit has Lightscribe I do not know if, say, LaCie's Lightscribe software will burn with [brand-X] drive. Of course some of LaCie's optical drives may be manufactured by [brand x] so it helps to be model specific.

Posted on Jun 3, 2009 3:07:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 3, 2009 3:09:12 PM PDT
I'm puzzled why Iomega doesn't publicize the SuperSlim DVD's compatibility with Mac - not even on the Iomega website. I picked this up at Fry's and the packaging stated it works with PC, Mac and Linux. I have a Mini 9 running OSX 10.5.7, and the drive works beautifully. Your mileage may vary...but this works for me.

Posted on Oct 8, 2009 12:28:58 AM PDT
Mark Lear says:
External DVD Burner via USB 2.0 for Netbooks This external DVD burner will run on Apple Mac and Windows PC computers. NO need to install drivers as this DVD drive is USB 2.0 class compliant, just plug in and play. Watch DVD movies, listen to audio CDs, back-up data to CD and DVD discs, make audio CDs and even make your own DVD videos.
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