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    MacBook w/ SuperDrive
    superdrive or no superdrive?
    I'm thinking about buying a MacBook (i've always used PCs in the past and I think it's time for a change), and trying to decide which model to get.

    I see that the main benefit of the $1,299 model over the $1,099 one is the previous comes with a SuperDrive.

    Since I'll be doing most DVD burning at home, and don't necessarily need this built-in, is there any benefit to getting the model with the superdrive, as opposed to getting the model without it, and then buying something like this Sony DRX820UL/T Macintosh Compatible External USB 2.0 DVD+R Double Layer?

    I was thinking that this might be better than the superdrive, since it's double layer, but I'd like to hear if anyone has any pros or cons about this...

    Any thoughts/recommendations are appreciated.

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    superdude
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    I don't think the superdrive for the Macbook is dual layer.
    At least it doesn't say so on the technical spec on apple website.

    If you're just burning at home, I would just get a pioneer internal drive and hook it up to a nice external enclosure and save yourself some money.

    I currently have this kind of setup and it works just fine. Case I bought had both usb/firewire connections.

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    Yeah, it sounds like that may be the way to go.
    What Pioneer drive are you using?

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    superdude
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0s0up
    Yeah, it sounds like that may be the way to go.
    What Pioneer drive are you using?
    Any recent ones are fine.
    But the one I'm using is 110D.
    It's less than $50 CDN and add on top of that a quality enclosure like Vantec $50 CDN and you're set to go.

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