looking for Superdrive advice

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

  1. gravityplan macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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