DVD Burner for MBP Retina 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kaydot, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. kaydot macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2011

    I am looking for a DVD Burner for the 15" MBPr.

    I am interested in opinions of those users who did not buy the USB SuperDrive .

    In particular:
    * A DVD drive that costs less than the USB SuperDrive
    * A DVD drive that does not require an external power source
    * A DVD drive who does not require a second USB power source.

    Does such a thing exist? Or is Apple's burner the only way to go?

    I looked on Newegg, and for the few models out there that are cheaper, most reviews indicate that it uses a second USB power source. That's kind of annoying since the USB ports on the MBPr are on opposite sides of the case.
  2. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
  3. angrydog macrumors member


    Dec 12, 2009
    Usually when using a external DVD drive, only one USB needs to be plugged in when reading a disk such as playing a movie. When burning a CD/DVD, you will need both USB plugged in for the extra BUS power.
  4. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    I bought the Samsung BluRay/DVD drive (www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006B7R9QE/) and it works fine connected to one USB port of my rMBP. However, I can't say that I have burned any discs that way.

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