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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:22 pm    Post subject: LaCie Intros USB-Powered DVD Burner Reply with quote

LaCie Intros USB-Powered DVD Burner
Friday, September 18, 2009
Posted by: Kenan

LaCie today announced the release of their USB-powered Portable DVD±RW Drive, design by Sam Hecht. This new black 8x drive stands less than an inch tall and weighs under a pound. The drive also comes equipped with LightScribe for burning labels onto CDs and DVDs. You can also opt for a "Mac" version of the drive that comes bundled with Roxio Toast 9 Basic. Pricing for the LaCie Portable DVD±RW Drive, design by Sam Hecht starts at $90.



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very slick. I really like LaCie products. Too bad it doesn't support firewire as well. I prefer daisy chaining when possible.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slick indeed, but I'm still waiting on an update of the LaCie mini with firewire 800. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is there a PC version and a Mac version? The PC version costs less too. I wonder if it's the same drive, minus the Mac software?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ESUNintel wrote:
I wonder if it's the same drive, minus the Mac software?

That appears to be the case.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: OWC Value Line Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Pioneer DVR-118L External Reply with quote

Personally, even though I have a LaCie from years ago and it's still working well and I like LaCie products, I think this is a better deal.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/VLFW2SD22X/

Anyone have this? Feedback?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: OWC Value Line Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Pioneer DVR-118L Exte Reply with quote

wabibito wrote:
Anyone have this? Feedback?

I don't have either one, but this one from OWC, while nice, fills a different niche than the LaCie one.

The LaCie one can be powered via USB cable alone, while the OWC one requires a power source. The LaCie one is also much smaller, laptop sized, versus the OWC one which is more desktop sized.

Not to say that one is better than the other, they're just meant for different uses.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the point of getting one for a Mac when all Macs have SuperDrives?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

somefreak90 wrote:
What's the point of getting one for a Mac when all Macs have SuperDrives?


-direct copy from disk to disk
-not all Mac came with Superdrives
-some people want to upgrade to a faster drive
-may be more cost effective than replacing a broking internal superdrive
-keeps heat away from more expensive computers
-some Superdrives are noisy
-ability to have access to a drive while using another
-choice of physical placement of the drive (let's say you have a tower on the ground and you do not want to have to climb under your desk)

I'm sure I could come up with 10 more reasons.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

somefreak90 wrote:
What's the point of getting one for a Mac when all Macs have SuperDrives?


Some people have MacBook Air's, and those that don't may have a NetBook, both lacking DVD drives. ...and having one that's USB powered beats having one of the bigger ones that need to be powered up. Sure, if you have a MacBook Air, you could get the external SuperDrive from Apple, but it can only be used on the Air, the one from Lacie will work on any Mac and likely, an PC.

Some might have put two HDD's in their Mac Mini too, which would require removing the internal Super Drive.

...I'm just thinking why someone would want this.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ESUNintel wrote:
somefreak90 wrote:
What's the point of getting one for a Mac when all Macs have SuperDrives?


Some people have MacBook Air's, and those that don't may have a NetBook, both lacking DVD drives. ...and having one that's USB powered beats having one of the bigger ones that need to be powered up. Sure, if you have a MacBook Air, you could get the external SuperDrive from Apple, but it can only be used on the Air, the one from Lacie will work on any Mac and likely, an PC.

Some might have put two HDD's in their Mac Mini too, which would require removing the internal Super Drive.

...I'm just thinking why someone would want this.



That's a better reason than all of mine combined Smile I'm actually a netbook owner with no drive.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's a better reason than all of mine combined Smile I'm actually a netbook owner with no drive.


So that means you're going to get one and then tell us how you like it rite??? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CaliforniaMini wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:



That's a better reason than all of mine combined Smile I'm actually a netbook owner with no drive.


So that means you're going to get one and then tell us how you like it rite??? Laughing


No Smile I have an external Sony burner for all of the reasons I listed above. Being most of the stuff I put on my netbook comes from the internet. It doesn't often get hooked up. I did use it to install Diablo II though.
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