iMac and external USB cord length

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

  1. davidra macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    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

    Dec 2, 2012
    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


    Jan 2, 2009
    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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