Greetings to all...
This is my first post and I must say this forum is a wonderful resource. Thank you all for making it so.
I have searched the archive looking for basic information about putting together an external dvd burner to use with my macs (1ghz TiBook and an aging G3 desktop). There are two parts to the question. First, is it as simple as buying the internal burner I want (either a Benq 1620 or an NEC 3520) and a decent external enclosure and putting them together? What would I be missing if I used an OEM burner...I assume its software and since the software that comes with the burner is for PC not mac it isn't useful to me anyway...I am planning to buy Roxio Toast Titanium to use with these machines. I want to make the highest quality burns with the best media for purposes of longevity/archival-ness for photo files. (Already learned that I probably can't go wrong with T-Y media for both cd and dvd -- but if there are other suggestions I am totally open)
There is a sea of enclosures out there, which brand offers the highest quality and best marriage with either of the burners I am looking at?
Is there anything else I need to know around piecing together a burner and enclosure?
Again, very grateful for this space, this help and this entire resource. Its amazing.
p.s.: I am a working documentary photographer based in Boston and I am using cd/dvd's to archive my work.