Which opticle drive for iMac-not impressed with super drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by trans-olsx, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. trans-olsx macrumors member

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  2. SteelBlueTJ macrumors 6502

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    I have the Samsung SE-218 and I am very happy with it. Works great for my needs.
     
  3. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    This Samsung external USB blu-ray drive has worked well for me:

    http://amzn.com/B00AO1XFM0

    The cord is replaceable, you can make it as long as you like. I wasn't sure I needed a blu-ray at first, but it was the same price as the SuperDrive, so I was like - why not?? :)

    Later on I found myself ripping blu-rays to put on my iPad, so I'm glad I got a blu-ray drive. There are some models that only READ blu-rays which are cheaper, I've yet to write one.
     
  4. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    You can pretty much use any USB optical drive.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yep... just grab about anything you can find. This inexpensive one from Amazon Basics works well.
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    It may require 2 USB ports unless you also buy a power adapter for it.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    OP has an iMac with multiple USB ports, so like I said... any drive will work including the one I linked.
     
  8. Bear macrumors G3

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    I never said it wouldn't work, I was just pointing out the port requirement.

    I have an iMac with 4 USB ports and still had to add a USB hub.
     
  9. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    I guess thats an added benefit of my "Samsung SE-506BB/TSBD 6X USB2.0 External Slim Blu-ray Writer Drive (Black)" - uses only one USB port.
     
  10. kitches1991 macrumors newbie

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    How did you get it to work? I have the same exact one for my iMac 24" (early 2008) model. It doesn't detect it for some reason when a disk is in the Samsung drive. I'm on OSX 10.9 and I'm not sure if that's the problem.
     

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