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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Join Date: May 2009
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 DVDÂ±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.
Join Date: Aug 2009
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
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