i hope someone could help me here, im kinda worried i might soon "burn out" the dvd burner on my mbpro and since its built in, repairs may be hard to come by. Im thinking maybe i should just use an external dvd drive/burner for all my save to burn files on dvd. i learned that with the normal pc, although not mac, external dvd burner is possible no different from the external hard drives. you just buy an appropriate casing and a dvd burner like samsung, etc. except for a sony brand that is mac compatible, none of those i asked there know if macs especially mbpro can read an external dvd burner via usb or whatever connection there is. i was thinking of just buying a casing and a dvd burner. anyone did/do this? will an mbpro read 3rd party dvd burners? the sony alternative is kinda expensive kasi. thanks for the help!