External BD-R Drive- Ready-Made or Use Enclosure?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by godslabrat, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. godslabrat macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2007
    BG: I'm about to buy a MBA, and will need an optical drive to go with it. This will need to be a BluRay Burner. I actually like the idea of an external drive because then I can share one drive among all my computers.

    I've been waiting for external burners to really hit mainstream, but that hasn't happened yet. It's only now that internals are becoming easy to find. Because I have a lot of store credit, I'd like to get this from Best Buy, but they only have internals in stock. I've contemplated getting an internal and using an enclosure, but I'm not crazy about the idea.

  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Why aren't you crazy about the idea? That will work fine.
  3. godslabrat thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2007
    Honestly, it boils down to warranty issues. Going the enclosure route, I need to worry about the failure rate of two devices vs. one. It's not a dealbreaker, it just wasn't my first choice.

    But, if I don't think of something else before I get my MBA, that'll probably be what I do.

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