DVD Burner for MBP Retina 15"

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

  1. kaydot macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    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

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  3. angrydog macrumors member

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    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

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    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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