Buying a DVD drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by xelliotx, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. xelliotx macrumors newbie

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    So i want to install some software onto my new mac, but it has no DVD drive, would anyone be able to point a cheap one out? And are they USB or not?
     
  2. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    There seems to be a ton on Amazon as cheap as $15 (and possibly cheaper).

    Here's one.

    And yes, they are USB.
     
  3. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    Apple sell a USB SuperDrive (not the cheapest optioin but looks fantastic next to the iMac!)

    I'm not sure where you are located but here are the UK and US links:

    UK - http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MD564ZM/A/apple-usb-superdrive

    US - http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD564ZM/A/apple-usb-superdrive?fnode=5f
     
  4. mainemacuser macrumors newbie

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    You might consider getting a Blue Ray combo drive. If you ever play Blue Ray movie disks, they'll look great on the iMac 27 screen. You can get them from around $50 - $80 for an external drive from Newegg.com or other online dealers.
     
  5. gaddster macrumors member

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    I bought one with my 27" i7 24gb ram, 680mx 1TB fusion, works great and looks cool.

    Not got any blue ray discs so went and ordered this with my machine..
     
  6. Ajay(UK) macrumors newbie

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    Yep, same here, the SuperDrive looks really smart on the base and anything else would just look ******.
     
  7. Spimunk, Mar 7, 2013
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    Spimunk macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased this one from Samsung. It's cheap, it's all white which looks good with the iMac and whilst not the fastest, it does what I want it to do, install software and play DVD's (I don't own any blur ray discs). Also, like the SuperDrive, no external power source needed.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009ZMV0F8/ref=pe_217191_31005151_dp_1
     
  8. CaptMike macrumors regular

    CaptMike

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    When I reasearched this topic for my purchase I came up with the Asus SDRW-08D2S-U USB 2.0 8X and works fine.
     

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