Amazon Basics DVD drive - Anyone here use it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dmk1974, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2008
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    That's a two USB cable solution. Some say that one cable will work, but it is not guaranteed.

    I got the Apple DVD burner (Superdrive) off ebay new for $57 shipped. It is guaranteed to work.
  3. macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    I use an HP slot-load with my Air and it works over a single cable. No need to spend all that money on the Apple drive.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
    I'm still using my $15 refurb Asus external drive, works with 1 USB. Apple shouldn't be able to get away with highway robbery all the time.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    Could you post a link to the drive please?
  6. macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    As a frequent Amazon customer I get discount alerts (like millions of others) via email.

    I find Amazon's to be quite good. Last year I got Samsungs best ultra thin & light DVD burner. On sale for a nearly unbelievable $34.00 with no tax & free shipping it's great.

    I use it with my MBA's, & 13.3" VAIO. Very fast & quiet it's handy to have.
  7. macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    1. You don't have to buy the Apple DVD drive.
    2. Apple has been getting away with highway robbery for a VERY long time. Look at how much their laptops cost.
  9. koigirl, Sep 8, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2012

    macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    I bought an LG 8X R/W external drive at Best Drive several weeks ago for $39.99 which also works well, plug and play right out of the box (single USB cable) with my 2012 MBA.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    i have this Amazon Basics DVD drive, i am able to rip DVD movie with handbrake ONLY after i found a very short usb cable, i think if the cable too long ( > 2feet ), it won't work, the led is on, tray can open, but disc doesn't spin. must be related to the voltage drop for the longer cable
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2012

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