Pros

  • Has LightScribe Labeling.
  • Includes Mac software.

Cons

  • Drive is big, and heavy.

At A Glance

Hefty, contoured external model sports USB and FireWire interfaces, offers LightScribe labeling, and has PC and Mac software.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 300978U
Inventory Number 25297
General Information
UPC Code 03660619309788
Ports and Connections
Ports FireWireUSB 2.0
S/PDIF Output 0
Optical Drive
Single-Layer DVD+R Write Speed 16.0
DVD+RW Write Speed 8.0
DL DVD+R Write Speed 8.0
DVD-RW Write Speed 6.0
CD-ROM Read Speed 48.0
Single-Layer DVD-R Write Speed 16.0
DL DVD-R Write Speed 4.0
DVD-ROM Pressed Disc Read Speed 16.0
DVD-ROM Burned Disc Read Speed 12.0
Included Software
Included Software
  • Roxio Easy CD & DVD Creator 6.3
  • LaCie LightScribe Labeler
  • Sure Thing CD & DVD Labeler SE
  • Roxio DVDMax Player
  • Toast Lite 6.05.2.2
  • Roxio Easy Media Creator 7

Performance

Performance
Rewritable DVD Performance, for 3.4GB (seconds) 453.73
Format Rewritable DVD (seconds) 26.27
CD-R Mastering Write Average, for 694MB (seconds) 175.82
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Performance, for 4.35GB (seconds) 381.45
Dual-Sided Write-Once DVD Performance, for 7.9GB (seconds) 1159.92
Two-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested DL +R
Rewritable DVD Format Tested +RW
Single-Layer Write-Once DVD Format Tested +R