Looking at external disc readers for mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by TheMTtakeover, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. TheMTtakeover macrumors 6502

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  2. philipma1957, Sep 18, 2011
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    It works but so do others. I will post a link. www.newegg.com has at least 5 cheaper ones that will work
     
  3. jlin615 macrumors regular

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    I've just got the Air superdrive couple days ago, still haven't opened it. I'm considering using a third party blu ray burner instead.
     
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    I have use the apple dvd I have used samsung rosewill and plextor they all work
     
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    I went with the Lacie Blu-ray slim external. It's USB powered so it's easy to plug in when needed.
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I've got an Apple brand that I found on eBay for $45. My wife seems to have stolen it for her own use (she needs to burn CDs a few times per week), so to keep at work (for my '11 Mac mini) I bought a $29 Samsung slim DVD burner that so far works perfectly.

    I probably wouldn't spend the $79 for Apple's drive unless I really wanted the looks (which is not an unreasonable thing, by the way).
     

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