External DVD/CD drive - Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Nimm, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Nimm macrumors newbie

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    Forgive me if this has been previously asked but I just got my IMac back from the "Shop Doc" - the internal CD/DVD drive is shot. I upgraded to Mountain Lion and had some problems with older devices. This has made me somewhat nervous about buying an external drive.
    I will still be obtaining work via CD so need to read and perhaps write - we also used our Mac to watch DVDs.
    Which drive would you recommend for/work well with Mountain Lion? (Not too $$ please...) I would prefer to order/pickup within Canada to avoid cross border charges.

    Many thanks! :)
     
  2. Nimm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Help...or no?

    Over 300 views and yet no help? Have I posted this on the wrong forum?


     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    I've been using a Samsung Blu Ray drive in a external USB to SATA enclosure, works great.

    If it worries you then just get the Apple external DVD drive.
     
  4. Nimm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Bill

    I'll check into what your are using.
    Appreciate it, take care.
     
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Any USB Optical drive will work. I use two different blu-ray drives (one is a full size in an enclosure and the other is generic slim usb drive). The only thing you MIGHT lose functionality of is iDVD movie player, but otherwise I have seen no ill-effects of using either drive in my computers.
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    OP on the cheap, if you have another computer PC or Mac with a DVD drive on your home network you could try Apples Remote Disk.
     

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