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  1. #1

    youthpastor's Avatar
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    Dec 06, 2005
    MacBook: Install SuperDrive?
    Hey everyone! Hope things are going great for each of you. I just have a quick question as I'm not very knowledgeable in the hardware arena of computers.

    I currently have this White MacBook that has a regular CD burner/DVD ROM drive. It's just not able to burn DVDs. Hence, I really would like to add a DVD burner to the MacBook.

    So my questions are: 1) Is it possible? If so, can you point me in the direction of a good place to purchase the Super Drive? 2) Is it better just to sell this MacBook and purchase one that does have one already factory installed?

    Thanks for any help!

    New MacBookPro | 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo |2 GB RAMMac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.5 | iPod Touch 8 GB | iPod Classic 80 GB

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra

    Take a look here:

    You can price a superdrive which will burn DVDs and at the same time look at the installation instructions.


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    Member Since
    Aug 27, 2008
    superdrive upgrade
    i wouldn't bother, get an external with firewire, there cheaper, less hassle and you can hang on to it if you sell your apple later. make sure you get firewire because you can't boot from usb if catastrophe strikes.
    good luck

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    hughvane's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    Complete agreement with Steve. I recommend the Pioneer brand of optical drive, because it works really well with Mac; and the 115D model, because it will burn dual layer disks.

    If and when you buy an enclosure, get the combo USB-Firewire type with an Oxford chipset. There have been several firewire compatibility problems reported with other enclosures. The best place to go for your purchases is probably OWC

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