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External DVD drives with XLD, Anyone got any experience of external drives and XLD
Phasenoise
post Dec 5 2010, 09:08
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Hi there,

Like many I'm thinking of going the lossless library route, I've recently bought a new Macbook Pro, and imported about 300 discs lossless in iTunes, now I'm thinking about bitting the bullet and doing all my main library which is about 1000 discs, will dump the rest that I haven't listened to in years.

Not wanting to ruin my internal drive in the Macbook Pro as I plan on keeping it for at least a good few years, I've been thinking about getting an external drive, as replacing the external is easier and cheaper in the future. I've been looking at the Lacie USB2 DVD drives.

Has anyone tried any of these external drives with XLD?

Flow will be, External DVD drive > XLD > FLAC > ALAC > iTunes.

Intending to store all the CD's in FLAC as it's easier over the long run and can convert easily to any format. Got loads of space so storage is no problem.

Any help / advice would be great, would like to order the external drive ASAP and get started, thats if external drives work with XLD.

Thanks
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- Phasenoise   External DVD drives with XLD   Dec 5 2010, 09:08
- - kawaiigardiner   QUOTE (Phasenoise @ Dec 5 2010, 21:08) Hi...   Dec 5 2010, 11:49
|- - Phasenoise   QUOTE I haven't had any problems but the speed...   Dec 5 2010, 13:10
- - Billytheonion   I am using an external ATAPI DVD A in a firewire c...   Dec 5 2010, 13:50
- - kawaiigardiner   QUOTE (Phasenoise @ Dec 6 2010, 01:10) QU...   Dec 5 2010, 15:39
- - Billytheonion   Just take the plunge and go external you'll be...   Dec 5 2010, 15:44
- - Phasenoise   Just been playing about with XLD and doing some te...   Dec 5 2010, 16:02
- - Phasenoise   Looked at both the USB and USB + Firewire drives a...   Dec 5 2010, 19:02
- - Billytheonion   From my experience USB has been slower (not by muc...   Dec 6 2010, 00:37
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Billytheonion @ Dec 5 2010, 15:37)...   Dec 6 2010, 00:39
- - Billytheonion   Whenever i have used USB and the discs just wont r...   Dec 6 2010, 00:50
- - mixminus1   From a USB perspective, I've never had a probl...   Dec 6 2010, 00:51
- - greynol   I'd be curious to see results based on a selec...   Dec 6 2010, 00:55
- - fearcampaign   I have a 2008 aluminum MacBook and my external dri...   Dec 6 2010, 01:49
- - mixminus1   Hmm, interesting... @fearcampaign: Is the enclosu...   Dec 6 2010, 02:09
- - greynol   Yes I mean the bridge chips. Regarding fearcampai...   Dec 6 2010, 02:27
- - fearcampaign   QUOTE (mixminus1 @ Dec 5 2010, 17:09) Hmm...   Dec 6 2010, 03:27
- - mixminus1   @greynol: I'm completely with you on that last...   Dec 6 2010, 03:35
- - Phasenoise   Drive came today, internal mech is the TSSTcorp CD...   Dec 8 2010, 16:07


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