Burning 1000 discs possible?

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  1. utstudent macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking to use the super drive to burn 1000 discs. Can the macbook pro superdrive handle that much burning? and will it ruin it?
     
  2. Retina MacBook macrumors regular

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    Wow. You are crazy. 1000 disks are a lot.

    But I don't see why not. Sure, go ahead. Knock yourself out. The drive was designed to burn, anyway.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I'd be interested to hear why
    That is a lot of wear and tear on a drive
    Not to mention a lot of time

    There are probably a number of more efficient ways to accomplish what you want to do
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    That's a helluva lot of slot loading.

    Even if the laser did fail, you could probably get it replaced under warranty.
     
  5. RedCroissant Suspended

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    I think it could. I burned about 500 or so on my 2009 iMac to convert all my movies to digital format so that I could stream them via AppleTV. I also did that in the span of a month. And it's still working normally.
     
  6. rankgain macrumors newbie

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    You probably could, but I think it would make much more sense to pay for a service to do it for you. Less tedious, for sure.
     
  7. TxMacAddict macrumors 6502

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    I think you are looking for a duplicator not a superdrive.
     
  8. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Yes it will burn 1000 discs just fine.

    As others have said, there are better ways to duplicate discs, but the drive can do that no problem.
     
  9. brand macrumors 601

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    Since the movies were already on DVD then they were already in digital format. The act of copying the content from the discs is not called burning, it is called ripping or copying.
     
  10. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    1000? No way. You can barely fit 2 discs in the drive at one time. Even then it won't work.
     
  11. steve knight Suspended

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    don't give up your day job.
     
  12. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    I don't see why not.
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  13. steve knight Suspended

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    if you really want to do this get a good external drive it will be much faster. My external plextor blows away apples drive like no tomorrow.
     
  14. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    The MBP SuperDrive is SuperSlow, it's going to take you a long time to burn those guys.

    You could definitely get 2-4 external USB DVD-R burners for very cheap and burn with those, then just sell it, but not sure who would buy it :D
     
  15. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Go for it - If it fails midway through your 1000 discs just replace the SuperDrive for $30 or whatever it costs :)

    By the way, why do you need to burn 1000 discs?
     
  16. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    It would be covered under warranty if it fails.

    You should definitely invest in a better drive though..it would save loads of time.
     
  17. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    im selling all the parts for a dvd/cd duplicator in the marketplace. burn 1000 discs in under 2 hours 10 at a time. I cant imagine slot loading 1000 discs i put 1 disk in and im afraid itll never come out.
     

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