External CD player

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Free fall, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Free fall macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2012
    I need to transfer my CD collection to my Mac Mini. Does anyone have a recommendation for an external CD/DVD player?
  2. fa8362 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    CD players won't work...unless you meant to say "external DVD/CD-ROM drive." Any of them should work. Don't pay more than $40. If you already have another Mac with a drive, just use that. When you're ripping, give that drive a break every now and then, or you might burn it out.
  3. Free fall thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2012
    My old G4 is dead so I just bought the Mini. I'm still shocked that these do not come with a cd/dvd drive!

    There's the over-priced Apple Superdrive.

    I was just wondering what other brands would work well. Any USB 3 drives?

    Do Blu-ray drives play old DVDs and CDs? Would a Blu-ray drive be good for back up?
  4. SuperRob macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2011
    I use a cheap AmazonBasics one. Works great. Thinking about moving up to a cBear Blu-ray drive, though.

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