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


    Dec 5, 2005
    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


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    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


    May 20, 2009
    All drives will die in time, but nothing suggests it to be less reliable that any other drive.

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