SuperDrive on iMac, external optical drive, media reader, etc

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chris650, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. chris650 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    Just bought myself an iMac 27".

    How durable is that slot superdrive? I rip average 50 disc a week. so i need to be sure that i don't break this thing quickly.

    Would you recommend external optical drive? (nice looking, goes with iMac)

    Also, I use CF card for my photography. Any good media reader that goes with iMac?

    (ideally an optical drive with media slot...)
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    They are pretty reliable, I've owned an iMac for 3 years and while I don't get near the use of my Superdrive that you do mine has held up fine. However that being said I would recommend getting AppleCare on the machine. This extends the warranty to 3 years and includes 3 years of phone support. One repair of a SuperDrive (or any other component) would more than pay for itself. You can buy AppleCare from Apple for $169 or from a variety of reliable Apple Resellers for considerably less, for example Amazon is advertising it for $131. The only rule is it must be purchased before the 1 year warranty has expired, 366 days and you will miss out!

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