Whats the best superdrive to put in a 13.3" macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kreator, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. kreator macrumors newbie

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    I currently have the stock drive that can only burn CDs etc. I want to put a new drive in it, because I have been burning dual layer DVDs on another machine and I won't have access to it much longer. From what I have seen the UJ-857-C drive will fit in my drive and burn dual layer DVDs. I haven't been able to find much info on replacement drives via google so I am wondering is that the best/most stable drive available?
     
  2. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    im planning on taking my macbook to the apple store and ask them to upgrade my drive to a superdrive, cuz i dont want to open my mac, but i dunno what the model name or whatever your looking for sorry
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Check this one out at iFixit. It should work just fine, and they have the guide to install it.
     
  4. kreator thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nice, looks like the one on that site is indeed a UJ-857-C. I will just ebay it and save myself a ton of money.
     
  5. pscraig macrumors member

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    If you REALLY want to pay $150 for a drive that's fine, but most Pioneer drives work just fine and show up as Apple Shipped/Supported and support burning from all applications. I am writing this on a 1st gen Macbook I upgraded with a Pioneer DVR-K06 drive I bought for $70.

    The installation will be identical to any other drive as the form factor is the same.
     

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