Superdrive Question

Sammis89

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I just had a question... how many people who would not generally need a superdrive (people who dont do alot of DVD making) purchased a Mac with one? Also, to those who do own a superdrive, do you feel that it was worth the extra $$$ for the amount you use it?
 

Heb1228

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Sammis89 said:
I just had a question... how many people who would not generally need a superdrive (people who dont do alot of DVD making) purchased a Mac with one? Also, to those who do own a superdrive, do you feel that it was worth the extra $$$ for the amount you use it?
Keep in mind DVD making is not the only reason to have a superdrive, its also a lot better for backups and file storage. Personally, I wouldn't consider a computer today that didn't have a DVD burner, but thats me.
 
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RJP31484

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I purchased a 17" imac with a superdrive, and I do not do any dvd editing. The main reason i chose that model was for the faster system bus, and cpu. However, now that I have it, I find myself using it often enough for backup, transferring files from one computer to another, and (dont hurt me) copying dvds to warrant me buying a 50-pack of dvd-r's. SO .. if you are trying to determine wether or not you want one, my advice would be this: If it is strictly an upgrade to the optical drive, Its probably not worth it for that alone unless you plan on using it quite often. However, if it is part of a package, like the 2.0ghz 17" imac, the 14" ibook, or the larger powerbooks, it may be an added perk to getting a superior system.
 
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FocusAndEarnIt

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I purchased an iBook G4 14" 1.42GHz and certainly didn't the SuperDrive. I could've ordered it with out the SuperDrive to make it Combo (I believe)

But wanted the SuperDrive for future backups, and maybe some future video work.
 
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xsedrinam

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Heb1228 said:
Keep in mind DVD making is not the only reason to have a superdrive, its also a lot better for backups and file storage. Personally, I wouldn't consider a computer today that didn't have a DVD burner, but thats me.
That's how I would have said it, too, though I don't fit the profile of the person in the first part of your question.
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