External SuperDrive: Retail

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dbit, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. dbit macrumors regular

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    Anyone know of any decent reasonably priced external SuperDrives that one could pick up at a best buy or micro enter? My Mbp SuperDrive has had its last spin and I'd like to get something locally.
     
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  3. dbit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is it advised to buy Apple brand? I've seen plenty of other brands that say they have Mac compatability.
     
  4. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    No, it's not required. I have an external LG DVD writer that I've used with both my 2008 MBP and my aluminum MB.

    Also an FYI, the term SuperDrive only refers to a Mac's optical drive, and the term external SuperDrive refers to the Apple branded external optical drive for the MacBook Air/Mac Mini. The generic term is "external DVD/Blu-ray drive" just to avoid further confusion.

    Lastly, the external SuperDrive is designed to work with the MacBook Air and Mac Mini, and AFAIK does not work with other MacBooks or MacBook Pros.
     
  5. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    OWC sells lots of different ones.

    What model macbook pro is it? the swap is pretty easy on unibody models and not too bad on older ones
     
  6. dbit thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's the last 2006 model, the first core2duo model.
     

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