What is the best replacement optical drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dpavid, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. dpavid macrumors regular

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    My drive just died after nearly 2 years on my MacPro. I need a replacement. It used to be the pioneer DVR series that was highly recommended.

    What do you recommend as a replacement optical DVD Burner drive? I'm not looking for the cheapest. I rather spend a bit more and get quality and reliability.

    Is there anything Best Buy sells that's compatible with a MacPro. The dead drive is a OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A.

    Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, any CD/DVD drive should work no problem. Most come with warranties, so you shouldn't have any problems.

    Hell, you can even hop for Blu-Ray if you have the money.
     
  3. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    That's a PATA Drive. I'm not sure if the Mac Pro can use that.
    I don't own one, so you'll have to ask somebody who owns one.

    Sorry.

    David
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Ask the mods to move your thread to the Mac Pro forum by clicking on the reporting triangle in your OP. You will get more informed answers there.
     
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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