Amazon Basics DVD drive - Anyone here use it?

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

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    dmk1974

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Could you post a link to the drive please?
     
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    ixodes

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    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.
     
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    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
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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