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crackblind crackblind is offline
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Default External DVD Drive - 11-25-2009, 03:36 PM

I'm thinking of picking up the Dell external DVD drive for the 10V. It's on sale on Friday. Anyone know if it works with 10.6 or if there are problems?

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DELL 8X DVD±RW External USB Drive for Dell Laptops : Storage, Drives & Media | Dell

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Default 11-25-2009, 07:18 PM

I would think just about any USB DVD drive would be OK. I'm using DVD drive from an old G4- installed it in a box with a USB connection.
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Default 11-25-2009, 08:32 PM

crackblind: I think it will work fine; I've not played with one of those Dell drives, but they sure do look nice! I picked up a Samsung SE-T048M slot loading drive (a new model, very nice) and it works great.

CD drives are a bit unpredictable it seems. Mine would not work at all until I plugged it into a Windows Box and reset the "region" code to 1 (mind you, it was already set to 1; I just set it again and "saved"). I then plugged it into my mini, and voila, now it is all working. I'd just say, be open to a little frustration, but it'll work out if you are persistent.

FYI, I like the DVD player that comes with SL, but it comes hobbled and will recognize/play only "internal" drives. if you look here DVD Player WORKS fine with External Drive , you'll find a tweak to make the DVD player work with your "external" drive. Good times.

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