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Old Apr 29, 2012, 07:28 AM   #1
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When was the last time that you have used the Superdrive/DVD Drive?

And also, are you OK with Apple removing the superdrive on the next MacBook Pro and iMac? (Not the Mac Pro, the Mac Pro really needs the DVD drive for burning) to be replaced with a larger battery/2nd Hard Drive/thinner form factor?

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Old Apr 29, 2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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Last night. Importing a Music CD that I recently bought. I always use it.
But it is now in an external case. I installed an SSD in its bay.
Until the iTunes in the Cloud services are really polished fast, as well as iTunes Match, there is still a need for large internal storage.
The trend to have the new MacBook Pros with the same form factor as the MacBook Airs is not very appealing to people like me, that want to have more than 1TB of storage inside your portable Mac, in my case I like the idea of having the bay drive where the superdrive used to be to install another hard drive.
Unless they crack new storage solutions that are fast and affordable, it is not very likely that I would prefer its removal.
They should make the secondary drive a customized optional choice for the buyer:
- Super Drive
- Bluray Drive
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 07:38 AM   #3
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And also, are you OK with Apple removing the superdrive on the next MacBook Pro and iMac? (Not the Mac Pro, the Mac Pro really needs the DVD drive for burning.)
I used it about a month ago for burning an audio CD but, tbh, i hardly ever use it. The last time prior to that would have been to do the Leopard to Snow Leopard update.

I'd be happy for Apple to remove the drive on the next gen MBP and in its place have a larger battery/second HDD bay/thinner form factor or some combination of all three. I'd happily buy the external SuperDrive.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 09:33 AM   #4
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Used it 2 days ago to rip/backup a DVD. Handy to have it internal but I wouldn't cry if they removed it from future designs.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 09:41 AM   #5
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 09:48 AM   #6
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Ive used mine twice once for watching a DVD and I think the other time was installing a piece of software when I first got my mac. Im fine if they get rid of in in their portables but Im not so sure about taking it out of an iMac (whats the point its a desktop I don't care if its 2cm thinner or 200g lighter, its a desktop I'm not going to be carrying it about. It will go just not as soon as the portables
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 09:53 AM   #7
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The last time I used mine was an hour ago and I use it everyday. However, I wouldn't mind if I had to use an external one instead.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 10:10 AM   #8
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I used it 1 second ago... to watch a DVD.

Seriously, though, I think it's still very much a necessity for some people.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 10:43 AM   #9
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I burn an average of 2 DVDs a week, but not on my MBP, I use another Mac for that. I don't recall ever using the DVD drive on my MBP.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 11:39 AM   #10
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Yesterday. Don't like the idea of having to carry around an external drive.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 11:44 AM   #11
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Last time I used it must be months ago. I use it very, very rarely. I think I wouldn't miss it.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 11:44 AM   #12
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 11:46 AM   #13
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I use mine reasonably often since my mbp gets used as our dvd player, as well as to rip CD's I purchase into electronic formats.

It'd be nice to keep it around for traveling but considering the relative size of it I wouldn't be too sad to see it go (for extra battery or something which would be equally useful when traveling).
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 11:48 AM   #14
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2times today

I use it to rip new DVD's I buy so that i can play them on my apple tv's located throughout our home. That's really the only time I ever use the drive. I wouldn't mind if they took it out to make room for something else. I would just use an external drive.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 12:25 PM   #15
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I used it last night. I make mix CDs for my friends who don't have an AUX plug in their cars. I love the SuperDrive, I don't wanna lose it.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 12:55 PM   #16
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I used mine about a week ago to re-rip some CDs using ALAC instead of 320kbps AAC. Before that it had been at least 6 months, I'm always worried it isn't going to work since it sits for so long between uses.

Anyway, I wouldn't miss the optical drive in my laptop as long as I've got a good drive in my desktop.
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Only to install Windows (Boot Camp). I have a desktop for other uses such as rips, etc. I hope they axe it, but not turn it Air like. I still want to put my own SSD (Samsung 830) and HDD (WD 1 TB) in my new MBP.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 01:43 PM   #18
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I used it once to make a BootCamp disc. Not long after, I took the thing out to put in an optibay.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 01:44 PM   #19
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I do a mixed MP3 CDR for my work vehicle everyday.

Far better than the radio.
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