Reviews and Problems with LaCie d2 DVD±RW con LightScribe 20x
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Nice build quality but flawed design.
Daniel Drabek, Amazon
21 December 2011
Summary: This seems to be a very well built unit, but I have a couple of complaints. The button used to open and close the case is located directly under the loading port, which means the tray is in the way when you want to close it. You can simply push the tray shut, but they caution you in the instructions that the button should always be used.
Summary: Wanted another external burner for my Mac. In my experience, Firewire provides good, fast transfer, so wanted it again, and LaCie has proved pretty reliable for external devices for my Mac. Most burners now only USB 2, with multi-option interface getting increasingly expensive (not less) as time goes on, and the older, multi-option supply becomes more limited. Decided to bite the bullet now before unable to find, and/or even more expensive.
Summary: I bought this DVD writer to replace the one in my Mac mini (failed after 5 years). Worked right out of the box, and I've had no trouble with it at all. I bought the USB/Firewire version so I could try it on my HP if I ever get around to it. I am very satisfied with this unit - it's at least twice aas fast as the native Mac unit !
Summary: I purchased the LaCie FireWire Lightscribe in 2005. I have used it hard and it has performed very good. I have burned hundreds of CD's & DVD's. It just stopped running and I will buy another one. I feel it has served me well for 7 years. I use Toast Titanium for all my burning. It is easy to use.
Summary: The installation procedure was very straight forward and it worked the first time. The machine is very easy to use and the software that comes with it is functional but not very robust. The full versions of the software (at extra cost) has a great deal more capability.
Summary: I had to install a lot of software in a very specific order to get it to work. But once it was working, and I figured out the strange software burning interface, it worked really well. 1 bad burn out of 100 and even then the image was only slightly off. I design my own labels in photoshop, so I'm not sure if you can make your own good looking labels with their software. Okay, now I'm annoyed. Messes up burning every 20 discs, won't do High Quality.
Summary: Has anyone with an Apple computer on OSX 10.3.9 managed to get a LaCie 22x d2 DVD +/-RW Drive to write DVDs from the Finder? The LaCie Drive I bought DOES write DVDs from Toast7 Basic, which was included on the DVD-ROM sent with the Drive, but it will NOT write DVDs from the Finder. For the details see Apple discussions #16224865 . My item [Product code 301484EK] is UK equivalent of US model 301484U.
Summary: Was a little apprehensive since there have been quite a few negative reviews--so I'll keep this review updated. Have had it for two weeks. Very easy set up with an imac (snow leopard) with all software, etc. working smoothly. Have used it to burn several disks and it works like a charm, burning quickly and quietly. Very sturdy, gives the impression that it's built well. It's a bit larger than I thought but looks quite nice in an industrial way & nicely matches the imac.
Summary: I bought this item primarily for its lightscribing feature. Have given the drive pretty consistent use for about 4 weeks. Great so far. Some quick observations: 1. Good quality lightscribes. 2. Hooked right up to my desktop iMac (OS X 10.5)--no problems, recognized the drive right away. 3. Nice sturdy metal exterior--seems of high quality. Matches up well to the silver/grey Imac "style." 4.
Summary: Firstly, the item came FASTER than I had expected....I ordered it on a Saturday and it showed up Monday evening.....was very surprised! Installation was easy, connected to the MacBook Pro and inserted the disc....followed the directions and bang....it was installed! I have only burned a few discs so far, and it's at least as fast as the Mac, also for reading. I put in a DVD and watched a movie, again no problems!