looking for Superdrive advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by gravityplan, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. gravityplan macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2004
    Hey all,

    I am planning to buy a 12" powerbook after the next update and am trying to decide if the superdrive is worth the extra 200$. They are still so slow (2x, right?) and will come down in price eventually. My question is does anyone have any insight here on the timeframe for seeing better/faster/cheaper aftermarket Superdrives? Do you think they'll get as fast as the current CD burners? I don't need to burn dvds but if I had the drive I probably would, and it would be a nice little addition to my little supercomputer :) but 2x speed sounds like kind of a drag. How long does it take to make a dvd?
  2. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2003
    this my advice and what i do

    1) upgrade ram
    2) upgrade HD
    3) upgrade display
    4) upgrade CD-drive

    thats what i would upgrade in that order
  3. idkew macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better
    you will ALWAYS be using slower technology when it is shrunk to fit in a thin laptop. if you want the best and fastest, external is the way to go, but why would you do that with a tiny little 12" PB?

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