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Old Nov 6, 2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question No DVD reader, how to cleat this tangle


I am going to enthusiastically get the new iMac. Though, I couldn't care less for the augmented thinnes of the computer's body, while the lack of a DVD reader is a crucial annoyance to me. I know very little about computers. What I ask is, some DVD reader brands that offer the same quality Apple gives, and I can buy, link to the iMac, and get performances as perfect as those Apple made me used to.

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Old Nov 6, 2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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The drives that apple puts in their computers aren't anything special. You'll get the same performance with any external optical disk drive that isn't broken.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 02:58 PM   #3
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The drives that apple puts in their computers aren't anything special. You'll get the same performance with any external optical disk drive that isn't broken.
Agreed.

But, if you are unsure, buy the Apple external DVD. It costs a lot more, but it might give you peace of mind, and it doesn't require 2 USB ports.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:55 AM   #4
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You are speaking of this http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...usb-superdrive, right?

It requires use of 1 USB port. Why did you say that a non Apple driver would require 2 ports?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:49 AM   #5
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I am going to enthusiastically get the new iMac. Though, I couldn't care less for the augmented thinnes of the computer's body, while the lack of a DVD reader is a crucial annoyance to me. I know very little about computers. What I ask is, some DVD reader brands that offer the same quality Apple gives, and I can buy, link to the iMac, and get performances as perfect as those Apple made me used to.

thank you
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:46 AM   #6
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I will dare to say that optical drives used in Mac computers are sub par - they often stop working after few years, especially the ones in laptops. I had two of ODDs die on me. They're nothing special or "Apple" quality.

Get any external DVD drive (or even Blu-Ray) with USB 2 connection, it will work ok. They even make wireless drives (Sony I think) but to me, it's pretty useless because you'll be plugging power cord anyway.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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I think I'll be getting one of these, this'll do the job alright won't it?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SE-2...N%3DB005N2UE2O
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You are speaking of this http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD...usb-superdrive, right?

It requires use of 1 USB port. Why did you say that a non Apple driver would require 2 ports?
Some of the external DVD drives require 2 ports in order to get enough power. Other externals use 1 usb port plus a power brick.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:44 AM   #9
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Just use remote disc if you've got a computer on the network with a dvd drive. That's the free solution.
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