Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90

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Default External DVD drive recommendations - 12-29-2009, 05:48 PM

As the title says I am looking for an external dvd RW drive (Dual layer capable) I'd like it to be small, not too expensive and hopefully can be used to view dvd's from the mini 9. (Not sure if the mini 9 can handle the load, however) Speed is not critical, but it needs to be fast enough.

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

8x dvd rw comes with case (which is nice) and it's described as small, but no dimensions are given. I know the Mac OS dvd player won't work with it, but not sure about other 3rd party software. Seems a bit pricey 99.99 less a current $20 savings.

I wound a definite MAC OS compatible at OWC
SuperDrive DVD, DVD Dual-Layer, CD-R/RW, Blu-Ray Optical Drive Solutions FireWire, USB2, eSATA

There is one for 64.99 plus shipping, quite a bit faster, includes backup software, no case, and looks pretty large.

I found a few slim ones on amazon, but I am not sure of their compatibility. They are even cheaper still.

Anyone have some advice?

Apologies if this has already been discussed.


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Default 12-30-2009, 01:23 AM

I got this one, it's as small as they get and has worked well.

External Slimline USB 2.0 BD-ROM Optical Drive - FastMac

Mini 9 | OS X 10.6.5 Via USB Mac on 64G RunCore | 2G Ram | Bios A05 | NBI 8.4 Special | Bluetooth | Legacy Off | 1.3MP

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| OS X 10.6.5 Via USB Mac on 160G HD | 2G Ram | Bios A06 | NBI 8.4 Special | Bluetooth | Legacy Off | 1.3MP

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