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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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External Drive...choice?

Hi,

I am planning on buying the 27" imac, but want an external drive....like to import my music CD's and such. Is the apple USB super drive a good option??? Or is there something else you guys would recommend?? Not looking to do anything fancy, just want to be able to copy CD's, create Cd's... stuff like that.

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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The Apple drive will do the trick and will look good with the iMac.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:46 AM   #3
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I've bought this one to go with my new iMac, eventually when we can order!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SE-2...3426227&sr=8-1

I agree the apple drive would look better, but for what i will be using it for, ie not much really, for 20 I thought I'd chose this and get it out when I need it.

hope it works with the new imac Its a standard USB powered, so should do

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ok - I had just about the same question. But, want to throw blu-ray into the mix as well.

Any other recommendations for something that does the same as the Superdrive, but also plays (optionally writes) Blu-Ray?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:54 AM   #5
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ok - I had just about the same question. But, want to throw blu-ray into the mix as well.

Any other recommendations for something that does the same as the Superdrive, but also plays (optionally writes) Blu-Ray?
I got this one from amazon.

Looks great and works great for writing & playing Blurays on my GF's MacBook Pro, so it should work just fine on the new iMacs.
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Irrelevant Post, sorry
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:27 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:23 PM   #8
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I got this one from amazon.

Looks great and works great for writing & playing Blurays on my GF's MacBook Pro, so it should work just fine on the new iMacs.
Agree Samsung SE-506AB portable looks good to me.

I work with Photoshop, and Adobe Premier, After Effects and I play WoW on MAC and Star Wars Old Republic and other PC only games. I have a Synology DS212+ NAS for Data and Backup.


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Just a Guess like every one Else. The 768GB SSD may bring it over $4000.

Have a Great day

Hope they come out soon!!!!!

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