External dvd drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chad H, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Chad H macrumors 6502a

    Chad H

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    Hey guys,
    I just have a really quick question. I ordered the maxupgrades optibay solution which comes in today. I need that extra HDD for bootcamp. Here's my question, can I just run by best buy and pick up any external dvd drive that is USB and use it?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Of course you can. It may be slower than internal but does its job
     
  3. Chad H thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Chad H

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I was just going to use to install Windows 7 and have for a backup just in case I have to re-install any software or Snow Leopard.
     
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    Yea, it's always good to have optical drive because it's the easiest way to reinstall OS X, plus they are only ~10-20$
     
  5. adamk77 macrumors 6502

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    I'm using this http://www.centrix-intl.com/details.asp?productid=8577

    It's only around $9 and the power is supplied by USB. I've been using it successfully for a month now (burned DVDs, CDs, installed Leopard from it).
     

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