External DVDRW drives for iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Isumbras, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Isumbras macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2012
    Can anyone reccomend a good external DVDRW drive (USB) for the current Macs.

    I bought four Samsung ones for myself and a client and three of them have developed faults. Samsung UK have been very uncooperative so looking for another make and model.

    I think the Apple one is overpriced and two internal drives in iMacs I have have both stopped reading DVD and CD disks.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

  2. Mikael H macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    Sounds like bad luck to me. Return them on warranty and ask to get new ones from a different production batch.
  3. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    I use an LG external br/dvd and it has been flawless since I got it in 2011. I've used it to rip and digitise my entire collection of music, movies and series, which was a lot of disks. To be fair I have only used it twice to actually burn a dvd.
  4. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
  5. hologram macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    I think LaCie make the best externals.

    I've been using them for many years (my last couple of Macs had internal SuperDrives, but I never used them, just the LaCies), and never had a failure. I even dropped a 10lb bronze sculpture on one and dented the top so deeply I thought I'd ruined it, but it continued to work perfectly until i replaced it with a faster one.

    I can't remember the warranty I got, but I think it was 2-3 years instead of the usual 1.

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