Slot loading drive fro burning lots of cd's

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by crazycat, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    My friend was thinking of getting a new iMac, the only thing he does not like about them is the slot loading drive. He burns around 5 cd's/DVD's a day, a stack of 100 cd's does not last long with him. He does a lot of movie burning to watch it on his tv and wonders if after a year of tons of burning will the slot loading drive die out. He does not want to buy an external DVD burner as well which is what i use.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    After a year the computer will still be under warranty. If he's worried, he can buy AppleCare for the extended warranty.

    However, I've seen no evidence to indicate that slot-loading drives are any less reliable than tray-loaders.
     
  3. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

    upinflames900

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    All drives will die in time, but nothing suggests it to be less reliable that any other drive.
     

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