Alternatives to Apple USB SuperDrive (UK)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by barghest, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. barghest macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2012
    As above I'm looking to get a SuperDrive equivalent for my upcoming iMac. Any suggestions for drives that can be bought in the UK?

    I also hear that Blu-Ray drives are also supported? Is this correct?

  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    There's been a flood of cheap blu-ray drives on eBay - which I believe are pulls from dead laptops put into USB enclosures:

    They'll work fine, but you'll need software to play Blu-Rays!

    I use the internal drive from my iMac in a cheap £5 USB enclosure.
  3. Acorn, Jan 28, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013

    Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    if you can get this drive in the uk it looks pretty nice and plays blue ray nicely. I have it and it plays everything great.

    I use macgo blue ray software with it. the software is about 45 dollars but plays ALL blue rays. I have had no issues with it and it even plays many types of blue ray that most wont.

    Most free blue ray software wont play all blue rays. If a blue ray wont play its 99% chance the software not the blue ray player. For instance I know there is a extension for vlc that is free that can play blue rays but it doesnt play certain types of blue rays so there is always a chance your disc wont work. Its this reason alone its better to invest in good blue ray software. I dont work for macgo blueray software but it has worked great for me with all discs that ive tried.
  4. n-i-k-k-o macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Calne, Wiltshire, UK
    Yes, it's available here: but check out the price!
  5. barghest thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2012
  6. wehokev macrumors member


    Oct 18, 2007
    I have the Samsung SE-506BB/TSBD 6X USB2.0 here in the US. So far so good. I would recommend it.
  7. barghest thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2012

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