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USB Dual layer slim drives
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bishopazrael
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Nov 13, 2008, 01:08 PM
 
Has anyone used another type of usb slim dvd burner with their macbooks? I'm wanting to pick one up, don't want to have to hack it like the MBA superdrive.

Any suggestions would be welcomed.
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Nov 13, 2008, 09:55 PM
 
yeah... I was just hoping someone else might have actually bought one and used it and could tell me some of the pro's and cons. I know from experience that the Sony drive would pick up and such, but any time I've tried to use it via toast it would just lock up and never finish... had a 100% failure rate on my current macbook. IDK why. You would think Sony would have done better. If no one else has input I think I'll just go for this one. Thanks M.
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Nov 13, 2008, 11:02 PM
 
Sorry I can't help you with an actual review, I use the Apple one with my MBAir, but I wouldn't touch most Sony products with a 10 foot pole.
     
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Nov 13, 2008, 11:40 PM
 
It's ok M. I'm used to taking a leap of faith on some of their products, and everyone else that's had that drive has been happy so I figure I'll try it and see what happens. If nothing else, it'd be kinda cool to see which would have been better in terms of performance. When I get it I'll update this one. I know I can't be the only guy looking for a good external slim dvd for an oakley laptop bag and a 'book.
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