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paulkimlax
Oct 12, 2011, 06:26 PM
I need a external DVD drive for my new MBA and wondering if you guys have any luck finding a non Apple unit. I don't want to pay $80 for Apple drive.

I found a drive on ebay for $40ish, claiming that it works on MBA but don't if I should trust ebay.

Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-GP08NU40-USB-2-0-external-DVD-RW-burner-writer-drive-Macbook-Air-Pro-DVDRW-/170710276788?pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item27bf201ab4



aeboi
Oct 12, 2011, 06:39 PM
Pretty much any external drive will work, there shouldn't be any incompatibility issues. The one you linked to works.

As would these: (and yes, works with 1 usb)

$25 AMIR
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-External-Optical-SDRW-08D2S-U-Black/dp/B003YT578O/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1318462616&sr=8-3

http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Writer-External-Optical-Drive/dp/B003M0NT1M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1318462616&sr=8-4

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-External-Optical-SE-S084D-TSBS/dp/B0044DEDBG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318462616&sr=8-1

summitRun
Oct 12, 2011, 10:22 PM
Alternatives to Superdrive (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1223163&highlight=alternatives+superdrive)

Mamaof2
Jan 21, 2012, 09:06 AM
I found a External DVD/RW Drive for around $80 brand new. Works great for me and there is color options :D. Check it out at http://www.digitaltreasures.com/computer_acc_details.php?recordID=16&skuID=07064


paulkimlax;13574884]I need a external DVD drive for my new MBA and wondering if you guys have any luck finding a non Apple unit. I don't want to pay $80 for Apple drive.

I found a drive on ebay for $40ish, claiming that it works on MBA but don't if I should trust ebay.

Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-GP08NU40-USB-2-0-external-DVD-RW-burner-writer-drive-Macbook-Air-Pro-DVDRW-/170710276788?pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item27bf201ab4[/QUOTE]

lc25
Jan 22, 2012, 05:36 AM
Sorry to Hijack, but anyone know of a good USB BlueRay drive ?