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Will This Work With A Mac

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Carter of Mars

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Posted August 30 2007 - 12:38 PM

I'm looking to get a new DVD burner and Best Buy has this Pioneer for sale. It doesn't list it as being Mac compatible, but is that a problem?


#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Christian Behrens

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Posted August 31 2007 - 02:03 AM

Should work just fine, although personally I prefer Firewire for my external devices (higher sustained speeds, which is important for burning). Plus on the Mac FW is faster than USB2 anyway.

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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   ErichH



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Posted August 31 2007 - 03:41 AM

The drive will work fine. I agree with Christian - Firewire is a better choice for speed, but are hard to find in that price range.
BTW - Pioneer DVR-112 internal drives are around 30-35 bucks if you need something for a Desktop Mac (G4/G5/MacPro,etc)

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Carter of Mars

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Posted August 31 2007 - 03:51 AM

No, it's for a laptop. I've been using USB 2.0 for awhile with my drive and it's been fine. Thanks for the help. I'll let you know how it works out.

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   JohnRice


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Posted August 31 2007 - 07:43 AM

I have been using external Pioneer DVD drives for about 4 years with no problem. The system will recognize it automatically. BTW, for full functionality with apps like iTunes and iMovie you may need to install PatchBurn, which I have also used for years. Start without it, but if you ever find you can't do something with the drive, install it and it should be fixed. The fact is, I just install it by default.

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