Alternatives to Apple USB SuperDrive (UK)

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  1. barghest macrumors newbie

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    There's been a flood of cheap blu-ray drives on eBay - which I believe are pulls from dead laptops put into USB enclosures: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-2-0-S...RW-Burner-CD-RW-Writer-Drive-UK-/221129335229

    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
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    Acorn macrumors 68020

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    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.

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SE-506BB-TSBD-External-Blu-ray/dp/B00AO1XFM0/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

    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

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    Yes, it's available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SE-...1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359405398&sr=8-1-fkmr0 but check out the price!
     
  5. barghest thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. wehokev macrumors member

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    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

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