I was hesitant to buy this burner after some of the horror-story reviews I read at this site and others. A couple of questions. With a funky jazz track in the background, an Australian woman talks you through a simple process designed for new users that enables you to learn about the software, view the hardware installation guide, and view the user manual, as well as install the software. I unplugged the drive again a few days later, and This was an excellent investment!

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Mac OS X Reading and Writing With CD-RW Drives Searching for optical drives for your computer can be an overwhelming experience with so many different options when it comes to readable and writable disc types as well as data transfer speeds. Compact Disc-ReWritables aren’t compatible with all CD readers, particularly those built before but should be compatible with those labeled as “MultiRead.

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Maybe the best thing to do is to get rid of it, don’t you agree? Guaranteed by Sat, Jan 5. And at the price paid, I was also willing to overlook the rather flimsy CD tray. Keep in mind that these speeds are average numbers and they may perform at slightly slower or faster levels than indicated.

You can either fully blank the disc or partially blank the metadata, known as “fast” blanking. I can only use blanks made by certain cd-rs expensive ‘name-brand’ only and frequently the disks cannot be read by friends’ CD players. Power cable and USB cables are included. You may laugh, but this is an important issue to those of us on this side of the big iimega. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Time to try it out as I gingerly selected the default files and folders function for text data.


There are also various different interfaces for connecting CD writers, and when you use a Uomega, you have more freedom when it comes to the interfaces supported. Increasing the writing speed shaves off a couple of minutes in the burning time- not really worth the hassel of the extra wires, hubs, or money. So if you have a Mac and you’re considering buying this burner, take all the negative reviews with a grain of salt. I could force quit the Toast application, but other problems that arose after the “writing incident” would jomega me to reboot.

Readable Format s see all. At the office I swapped out cables and burners.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The only explanation I can come up for this problem is that the CDRW was not properly powered and that by unplugging it from the powerpoint and re-powering it could somehow make it function properly again.

Having said that, although I’ve had my fair share of “coasters”, I’ve had very little problem with the machine provided I’ve had my screensaver and Apples own “Energy Saver” control panel settings turned off which I’m pretty sure isn’t mentioned in the accompanying manuals. The upshot of ccd-rw advice was: Anyone have dealings with this one?


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Please try your search again later. Memory error messages started creeping in for no good reason. At Iomega, by typing in your OS as well as the product before you speak to a helpline assistant, you are guaranteed to get someone familiar with Mac OS broadly, if not with particular systems or machines. Iomega said it was because I had a USB hub.

Phone help is not available except during working hours. Unfortunately, it’s prey in my case has been stacks and stacks of helpless and innocent CD-R discs.

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Mine works great also, but I find the modular plug flimsey, and I don’t understand why it sits there and pulses the cd motor when closed and empty. I guess they had a timer set that said after two years, mandate a software upgrade.

And by now it was a weekend so it was back to Iomega, this time by e-mail.