suggestion for external disc drives for imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by draculaxxx, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. draculaxxx macrumors newbie

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    since the imac will not have a disc drive, i'll have to rely on an external one. personally i don't care that much about this change but once in a while i have to use a old disc or dvd.
    apple superdrive is 79$ - it doesn't have terribly good reviews on the apple.com
    are there any other choices you might recomment?
     
  2. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

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    any of these should work. I use one that is basically just an LG desktop tower DVD burner in an external usb case, no issues in OSX

    the speed of Disc burning won't saturate USB 2.0 so there is no reason to look for a faster interface like usb3 or thunderbolt.
     
  3. grandvvazoo macrumors newbie

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    I'm also interested in people's opinion on this.

    I'd prefer to have a drive that could burn BD as well as DVD/CD, preferably utilizing USB 3.0 or thunderbolt.
     
  4. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    Optical media drives cannot even saturate a USB2 port. USB3 or Thunderbolt would just cost more and give you no benefit at all.
     

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