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    Optical Drive for late 2012 iMac

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    Hello All!

    I am waiting on my new 27" iMac (late 2012) to arrive and would appreciate some suggestions as to which optical drive would be best for my system. I see the Apple SuperDrive is available but I notice other manufactures offering drives with better specs and usb 3.0 connections. The main purpose of the drive will be to backup my DVD's and burn home moves to DVD. My past experience has shown me that just because the Mac logo is on the outside of the box doesn't mean that it will function well with Mac.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Art

    System info:
    3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    32GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x8GB
    1TB Fusion Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR

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    Optical Drive for late 2012 iMac
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artintx View Post
    Hello All!

    I am waiting on my new 27" iMac (late 2012) to arrive and would appreciate some suggestions as to which optical drive would be best for my system. I see the Apple SuperDrive is available but I notice other manufactures offering drives with better specs and usb 3.0 connections. The main purpose of the drive will be to backup my DVD's and burn home moves to DVD. My past experience has shown me that just because the Mac logo is on the outside of the box doesn't mean that it will function well with Mac.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Art

    System info:
    3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    32GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x8GB
    1TB Fusion Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR
    Linky.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

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    Optical Drive for late 2012 iMac
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    27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 10.10.2 -64Gb iPad 2-64 Gb iPhone 6+-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage
    I just finished setting up the same machine today.

    I have 6 of these:

    Amazon.com: Vantec USA NexStar DX External 5.25-Inch Optical Drive Enclosure USB 3.0 External Interface Optical Drives 14700365 (NST-530S3-BK): Computers & Accessories

    Fitted with 6 of these:

    FRYS.com*|*LG

    (Which my local store sells for $12.99).

    Do the math, not bad and they are all USB 3.


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