Portable CD/DVD/Blu Ray Choices

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Milfin, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Milfin macrumors regular

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    I need to order a cd/dvd unit for my rMBP. I was hoping to buy a blue ray portable device that I attach to the rmbp. I know that there is the Apple Route but its CD/DVD only. If anyone has a recommendation please let me know.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. leenak macrumors 68020

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    my recommendation is look at Amazon and the ratings on the portable blu rays.
     
  3. Milfin thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks but I'm looking for people that have experience with any particular unit not a guide to a site. I asked this question after going to Amazon and finding several models with a mix range of favorable and unfavorable comment.
     
  4. jmthigpen macrumors regular

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    I ordered this one about a year ago, and it works great! I've played and ripped Bluerays, DVDs, and CDs with my iMac. Have had 0 issues so far. We also just purchased my wife the 2012 MBA, and I can confirm that it works perfectly with just the main USB cord (it includes a backup USB plug for low power USB)

    http://www.amazon.com/Blu-Ray-USB-External-Player-DVDRW/dp/B001QA2Y9S

    Hope that helps

    Jimmy
     
  5. leenak macrumors 68020

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    I spent about 30 minutes doing the same thing and definitely found the same thing, mixed reviews although I'd expect you'd find mixed reviews here. I don't need Blu-ray though so I ended up buying a DVD RW for $30 that had lots of positive reviews from Mac users.
     

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