View Full Version : My Mini: Can I go from Combo Drive to Superdrive?
Jan 15, 2006, 02:48 PM
I have recorded several movies onto DVD-Rs using my Panasonic DVD recorder, but I've become worried about the uncertain lifespan of burnable DVDs. I would to be able to transfer some of these files to my big external hard drive, then re-burn them to fresh DVD-Rs when/if necessary. But I only have a Mini with a combo drive. Is is possible to have a Superdrive or other aftermarket DVD burner installed in this thing, and if so how much would it cost?
Jan 15, 2006, 03:04 PM
If I where you i'd go for an external DL-DVD burner.
It will cost you less. Unless you can find a nice deal on the Superdrive, and install it yourself or somewhere without cost. (allthough my idea of the price of the drive and the labor is complete speculation :o)
And you would be able to use it on any other computer.
LaCie makes a nice DVD burner, but i have no experience with it. I'd choose between these two. Just going on a good reputation (:o again).
LaCie d2 DVD±RW with LightScribe 16x
LaCie d2 DVD±RW with LightScribe 16x (http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10113)
LaCie Slim DVD±RW, Design by F.A. Porsche 8x (http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10186)
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