Superdrive vs Combo w/ External Duel DVD Writer

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dcl, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. dcl macrumors regular


    May 28, 2006
    Other than the convienience of having a built in Superdrive.
    Will an external Plextor px-716uf duel DVD writer be able to burn and work with Mac programs, just as well as a Superdrive on a macbook?

    or will I be more limited with the external DVD writer?
  2. DMPDX macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2005
    You will get higher burn speeds with that external Dual layer burner, over the macbook's 4x single layer burner.
  3. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    the external will be a much better burner - in my opinion, the superdrive's kind of suck.

    BUT if you ever want to consider reselling your MB, having the superdrive will be more attractive to future buyers (i don't know if this is important to you - i tend to like to be able to sell/trade my current machine in order to get a newer one).

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