Very Specific External Optical Drive Needs

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by CBergerman1515, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. CBergerman1515 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2011
    I'm looking for advice on getting an optical drive.
    Actually, 4 optical drives.

    I won't be burning anything with them, only reading DVD's. They also don't need to be fast. (8X read is the fastest I'll need but 4X would be fine). I'm not looking to break the bank.

    They need to be:
    Usb powered, with preferably ONE usb port.
    SLOT loading, NOT top loading.

    Again, I won't be writing disks, only READING them.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on a cheap optical drive model that fits all these descriptions? Please help me find a model number and where to buy it!!

  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
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    MacBook air SuperDrive
  3. CBergerman1515 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2011
    I agree that's a good drive.

    But I want something cheaper. I would do fine with an hp or lg drive. Or even a knock off brand. I just need something to read DVD's.
  4. CBergerman1515 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2011
    Plus I'm using a Macbook PRO not an Air.

    The macbook air superdrive won't work for me.
  5. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011

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