Superdrive

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  1. ame8199 macrumors 6502

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    When ordering a new MBA...

    Do you get the 79 dollar superdrive that Apple offers or is there a cheaper one out there?

    I need a superdrive, One of my programs for work requires a CD.
     
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  3. ame8199 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    great! thanks! Now i gotta figure out if its worth upgrading to 512gb
     
  4. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    If it is your main computer then yes it is worth upgraded to the 512gb...

    When the new 2015 MacBooks airs are released i'll be getting the 8gb/512gb combo...Anything less and I'll feel that I am short changing myself...
     
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    It really depends if you forsee yourself using 512GB. According to your sig you have a 500GB SSD atm - how much of that have you used?

    I have 512GB on my main machine and 256GB on my secondary. In reality, I could have gotten away with a 128GB on both and an external drive, but its nicer, IMO, having everything on one drive.
     
  6. ame8199 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Superdrive

    It will be my main/ only computer. I'm not even using 200g of my ssd, but I normally keep my computers for 3-4 years so I'm afraid I'll fill up a 256gig.

    I could have went with a smaller ssd...but didn't want to run out of space.

    Won't be getting anything until after Christmas so may wait to see what the 2015 line up is, well depending on when they announce it.
     
  7. ame8199 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was posting last night from my iPad so didn't know exactly how much I was using of my 500gb SSD. Im actually using 366gb of my drive.

    So the only logical choice would be the 512gb
     
  8. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Nonsense. Haven't you heard of cleaning up your files? You can delete files you don't need anymore and move the ones you rarely use to an external drive.

    You talk as if your storage needs can only stay the same or increase. Not true at all.
     
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  10. motrek macrumors 68020

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    LOL. It does seem to take quite a bit of effort to convince some people that if they can't store every single song, video, movie, picture, etc. they've ever come across on their internal drive, that doesn't necessarily mean the computer is broken. :)

    Guess I'm dating myself, but I grew up with hard drives that did not have near-infinite storage capacity. Offloading infrequently used data was a fact of life. Floppies, then CDs, then DVDs, now external drives...
     
  11. flowrider macrumors 601

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    ^^^^Bet I'm older than you:p My first HDD (an external SCSI Device) attached to my Mac Plus, was a Conner 100MB (MB not GB). Cost me $800.00, and I thought I had the world. Little did I know:eek:

    Lou
     
  12. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like the same era. My first hard drive came with my Mac SE and was 20MB. I could hardly believe it stored almost 14 floppies worth of data. :)
     
  13. ame8199 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Superdrive

    I know my computer isn't broken. Upgraded to a ssd because my hard drive was beach ball spinning crazy. Getting a MacBook Air for work, but it'll be my only computer and don't want to deal with have this and that on separate drives.

    But yes I lived in the era of floppy disk as well...granted probably at the end of the era, but I was there
     
  14. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    No matter how old I get, I prefer to have everything on my SSD. My digital images are huge and it does not take long to fill a small drive so I MAXED out my Air with 512GB SSD and 8GB RAM.

    No regrets
     
  15. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    I always wondered... third party removables invariably sound like a jet engine when pushed, I wonder whether an Apple Superdrive is quieter, since Apple has reputation of selling you better components, at a markup of course.
     
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  17. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    My Apple SuperDrive sounds like a jet engine also...
     
  18. motrek macrumors 68020

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    I assume Apple uses the same drive internals as the cheap models you can buy on Amazon. It's not like Apple has their own optical drive factory. Maybe the enclosure they put it in helps dampen some noise but probably not very much.
     

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