The Ultimate Optical Drive Poll!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dubhe, May 3, 2010.

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Which optical drive option would you choose?

  1. Keep it as it is, I like having an internal SuperDrive

    12 vote(s)
    14.0%
  2. As above but upgrade please to Blue Ray

    26 vote(s)
    30.2%
  3. Would prefer an external SuperDrive and more battery/extra HDD/smaller form factor

    38 vote(s)
    44.2%
  4. Just loose the SuperDrive - I never use it anyway

    9 vote(s)
    10.5%
  5. Hang on, I'm still on floppy!

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  1. dubhe macrumors 65816

    dubhe

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    #1
    Ok, been a bit of chat about loosing the optical drive on the MBP, or at least just making it external. So, please post your opinions!
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    #2
    So, this is a poll without a poll...?

    Anyway...

    I couldn't do without an optical drive in my laptop*. I use it primarily (as late as today) for importing purchased CDs into iTunes (iTunes Store does not have everything, so I can't just buy my music there). Also, occasionally, I use it to play movies (DVDs), and I sometimes burn an Audio CD from an iTunes playlist.
    I would hate to not have my DVD drive.

    But, undoubtedly, sometime the format will die and we will no longer be using CDs, DVDs and BDs, but, for me at least, that day hasn't come.


    * Well, actually, I could use an external DVD drive, but that somehow defeats the purpose of a portable computer...


    EDIT: This post was written before the poll was added.. :)
     
  3. cube macrumors G5

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  4. VooDooDanNet macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Remove it and include a usb drive. Already done this myself with a 2nd hard drive(ssd).
     
  5. dubhe thread starter macrumors 65816

    dubhe

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    #5
    Really? How, why etc? I'd like to see it in numbers
     
  6. OzyOly macrumors 6502a

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    I think it should be an option in BTO but as standard I think they should include it.
     
  7. PackFan macrumors regular

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    #7
    How about an option to tighten the SuperDrive? ;)

    I voted for Blu-Ray, but I could also see going to a second hard drive instead.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    #8
    How about make the MacBook Air Superdrive compatible with all Macs.
     
  9. singhjeet29 macrumors regular

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    #9
    Extra HDD or Battery. Although I'm replacing the optical drive in my new MBP (hopefully arriving this week) with an Intel X25M 160GB SSD. Can't wait, Hopefully I can boot from the SSD in the opti-bay though.
     
  10. Bisz macrumors regular

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  11. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    You know a quick search would have answered your concern with an astounding yes.
     
  12. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    #12
    Keep it as it is I say.

    I have a Blu Ray drive in my PS3 and wouldn't want to watch Blu Ray on a smaller screen.
     
  13. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    I have a Blu Ray drive in my PS3 and wouldn't want to watch Blu Ray on a smaller screen.[/QUOTE]

    Yes but nothing wrong with having the option.

    I'd like a second internal drive with hardware support for RAID 0/1. I would like for them to include the external optical drive as standard but if they ever went this route I know that's not going to happen.

    After reading this thread and seeing how many people are for the external drive, I think this is the only feature Apple users want removed and Apple doesn't want to give it to us.
     

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