Best External Drive for the new MBA without Design Flaw

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by alamgirian6329, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. alamgirian6329 macrumors newbie

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    What would you guys recommend the best External DVD drive for MBA to keep ? The apple slim drive for MBA has very poor feedback on apple site, $79 its somewhat of a steep price to pay for a device WITHOUT emergency eject, esp. if it gets stuck on an airport while travelling (say I shut my comp. down and tossed it in the case in a hurry along with the drive and CD/DVD runngin in it), I hear that the jam is perm. and cant get the disk out since it has no emergency eject.

    Any other brands that ppl have used ? Good price, but MORE importantly thin profile and relative nicer look to go with the air.
     
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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  3. astrorider macrumors 6502

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    I used a Velocity Micro Blu-ray drive (reads Blu-ray, writes DVD) that only used one USB for power/data. I'd recommend it, but it died a day or so ago, a little less than 1 year after purchase. Anyway, there are drives out there that don't need two USB ports.
     
  4. anthonyd macrumors newbie

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    Some drives have two USB cables simply to allow for variety of computer USB ports with different power deliveries.

    I got a Blu-ray burner from eBay that comes with two USB cables, but my MBP 15 and a Dell Mini 10 (I don't have it anymore) were able to burn blu-ray and DVD discs without needing the second USB cable plugged in.
     
  5. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    I've been using my Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive - in fact, the only time I used it was to install Windows. Don't plan in ever using it but hey - its good for emergencies. I picked it up for £20 with 3 HD-DVD's when they (HD-DVD) lost the battle with blu-ray.

    p.s. the only downside to this drive is that it doesn't burn to disc, it only reads.
     

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