Apple Superdrive Alternatives

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by firestonez, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. firestonez macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2015
    hi can someone steer me in the right direction as to what to buy as an alternative to apple superdrive ty
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  3. Etiene macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2011
    I'm also interested in a superdrive alternative: but was wondering if there are any Blu-ray players (to hook up to the TV) which can also operate as a network accessible drive for the Mac?
  4. venom600 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Literally any drive you can buy at the store will function in lieu of Apple's SuperDrive, which, as usual, is overpriced. That OWC drive is ludicrously overpried as well.

    You can get a portable BluRay burner for under $100. Spend a few seconds browsing around Amazon, NewEgg, or even Best Buy and you'll find options.

    And as for the network question, any connected optical drive works with Remote Disc.

    Here's a Samsung BD burner for $80. You can even get it in white.

    If you only want DVD, here's a Samsung portable drive for $25.
  5. Etiene macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2011
    Thanks for the reply, but I'm not sure you've quite understood what I'm aiming for.

    What I'd like to have is a Blu-Ray player connected to the TV (presumably HDMI) and the WiFi router (presumably ethernet or WiFi) which would then be usable as a remote drive through Remote Disc or some other utility. Does anybody know if there is a drive/set up which will allow this?

    The drives you mention are all USB connected I think, meaning that they wouldn't work with the TV (or not in the easiest way).


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