iMac and external USB cord length

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by davidra, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. davidra macrumors 6502

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    Awaiting an iMac 27 and looking at external DVD drives and backup HDD. Many reviews of external devices seem to complain about cord length (some cables only 3 inches long). As I've never had an iMac, I find it irritating that manufacturers don't include the cord length. I'll get a USB2 DVD drive and USB 3 HDD. Anyone have any comments about specific drives that allow the use of the drive without it hanging in the air under the screen?
     
  2. badman08 macrumors newbie

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    I use an extension cable which is 80cm... So I dont have to connect the drive on the back of the iMac.
     
  3. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    I picked up the apple superdrive and the cord length is 12.5 inches long. its long enough to sit on the desk and plug into a imac anyway.

    Honestly I sorta regret it though because i now realize i would like to watch blue ray movies and now i have to invest it yet another slim drive.
     

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