Best external CD-DVD Burner for new iMac

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  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Apple's get terrible reviews.

    LG Got good reviews. Didn't check into Samsung yet. People are complaining about Apple's external hard drives aren't ejecting. So what is the best external hard drive for Sierra?

    Thanks
     
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    tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    In the last four(4) years I have bought two(2) Apple Superdrive(s). The first one burned out after burning over five hundred(500) copies from my extensive original DVD Collection. However, it was covered by the Apple Care on my Mac Mini(2014) and I received a new one. IMO It is a great Apple Product!
     
  4. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say it depends on your needs. I use a cheap Memorex drive but then I only use it occasionally; I don't know how it would stand up to very frequent use. I had an Apple superdrive but tossed it after it damaged one of my DVD's.
     
  5. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    Whatever is on sale at the local electronics store. If you won't be burning a lot of stuff there's no reason to spend more than $30. There are only a few drive mechanisms out there, so you are paying for the difference in the case. I'd get this:
    https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electroni...TF8&qid=1498111757&sr=1-4&keywords=dvd+burner

    If you want to get into bluray playing you still don't need to spend more than a hundred bucks, but you'd need to buy the software to make playback work in OS X or windows.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Elec...8&qid=1498111880&sr=1-2&keywords=bluray+drive

    If you expect to have a high volume of discs, i'd get something that uses a more robust desktop mechanism like this: https://www.amazon.com/LG-GE24NU40-...F8&qid=1498111757&sr=1-23&keywords=dvd+burner
     
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    The Blu-ray players you mentioned here, are they good for ripping blu-rays. I don't have a lot of them but I was looking at some and they were in excess of a $100 dollars.
     
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  8. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    That is what I thought but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks!
     

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