buying a new drive for imac because i don't want to scratch my dvds?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by neonkru, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. neonkru macrumors regular

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    So i had this new imac recently and i noticed that the superdrive scratches the dvds. i don't think i will be playing my original movies dvds on that scratchy drive, so i guess it's a good excuse to buy an external usb bluray drive so i can keep my dvds safe. what do you think? have you noticed this too? :D
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Not much point in getting a BluRay drive as it isn't going to read them. Might aswell just get a cheap DVD drive OR replace the drive in your Mac. If it's under warranty, go to your local store and ask them.
     
  3. knewsom macrumors 6502a

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    I believe there are third-party solutions for blu-ray on Mac. I know that LaCie's external burner comes with software that will at least allow reading and writing of them. Watching them, I'm not sure.
     
  4. neonkru thread starter macrumors regular

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    for blu ray you have a thing called windows =) bluray are the future of movies=P
     
  5. neonkru thread starter macrumors regular

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    starting at 279. are you crazy? lol

    just burned a dvd now. when i eject it had a triple scratch. maybe its because im not taking them out of the drive carefully enough? gonna try a few more times
     
  6. Warbitrary macrumors regular

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    I've heard that the aluminium edges aroud the superdrive are very sharp, so if you don't align the disk perfectly while putting it in and out, it could scratch. I haven't been able to test this myself however.
     
  7. neonkru thread starter macrumors regular

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    good idea. i just tried now without inserting completely to see if i got the scratches, and yap, you are right, aluminium is causing the scratch. i guess i have to be more careful. thank you for the tip
     

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