Replacing USB DVD player - recommend

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Dr_Charles_Forbin, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Dr_Charles_Forbin macrumors regular

    Dr_Charles_Forbin

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    rMBP, my refurb LG DVD drive is having problems with some DVD's. Usually I just stream but I'm going to replace it - should I consider BD? I don't think so but I thought I'd get some input. Also, anyone have really good luck with an external drive and can recommend? TIA - Jim
     
  2. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

    ZapNZs

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    I've had good experience with this
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MLXA1KI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    However, I got mine for like $25, so the current pricing is a lot higher.

    I use it for CD-R, DVD-R, and MDisc. Samsung makes several external BluRay drives, but I've been waiting to purchase one until the 300-1,000 GB BDR archival discs are released, as they will presumably require a different burner than what is currently on the market.
     
  3. Badrottie Suspended

    Badrottie

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    DVD player is dead. Anyway I don't about BD but Apple still have SuperDrive DVD Player for sale.
     
  4. Dr_Charles_Forbin thread starter macrumors regular

    Dr_Charles_Forbin

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    Yeah - I'm liking that Samsung - seems to keep popping up at top. SuperDrive is just too expensive - I could cost justify for BD but not DVD. Thanks.
     
  5. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

    ZapNZs

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    I've had mixed experiences with the external SuperDrive. I wouldn't recommend it, personally.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    I've had very good performance from a Samsung "506" DVD/CD/Bluray burner.

    Works with just one USB cable (no "Y" adapter needed), and a good burn every time.
    The newer ones now come with M-DISC capabilities as well.

    Not the cheapest drive out there.
    But... good.
     

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