USB Superdrive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by RichardI, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. RichardI macrumors 6502a

    RichardI

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    Anyone else notice that the price of the USB Superdrive has gone up to $89 ? Ya, I know it's only $10 but what could possibly put up the price of such a banal piece of equipment? I mean, USB? The device should be Lightning anyway, shouldn't it? Just seems odd. :cool:
     
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  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    you mean thunderbolt?

    Why?
    Even at 52x speed, the drive tops out around 8MB/s, less than half of what USB2 can handle.
     
  4. RichardI thread starter macrumors 6502a

    RichardI

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    Yes, I meant Thunderbolt ( LOL what a lame name anyway). Definitely $89 in Canada store and with the dollar @ 97 ₵ that doesn't compute.
     
  5. Volkstaia macrumors regular

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    Getting them from Apple is a mistake, you can get the freaking things for like 50$ sealed on ebay so who cares.
     
  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Or just buy any $20 USB DVD drive. There is nothing special about the Apple one and they all work out of the box....
     

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