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Old 01-22-2015, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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External CD/DVD drives and burners are quite cheap these days, and are pretty much plug and play.
Amazon.com: cd dvd drive for mac
Do you think the non-Apple drives are as high a quality as the Apple product?
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Do you think the non-Apple drives are as high a quality as the Apple product?
I've had both (apple and another brand) and not noticed a difference in them. Both were same speed and worked without a hitch. Just get one with a good rating on Amazon. I have a Samsung one.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Do you think the non-Apple drives are as high a quality as the Apple product?
Apple USB SuperDrive - Apple Store (U.S.)

Reviews are almost 50/50 actually 93/98 as of posting.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Thanks, Mr_Geek & thelopez2 for your responses.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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The more I use it, the more I like it. I had an external DVD drive that I used on my netbooks, it plugs and plays. I put it away when not in use.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Do you think the non-Apple drives are as high a quality as the Apple product?
I used both and have never had a problem. But don't go too cheap since the more expensive ones have more features you may find handy. Some come with software for printing CD/DVD labels and things like that. Regardless, check the compatibility data to make sure it can be used with your specific Mac. The Apple one is not too expensive, and very portable.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:05 PM
 
Location: South FL
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15 days in with my iMac 5k, and no problems so far. I've been to some undesireable sites, and downloading a lot of torrents and no virus or adware in my computer.

It looks like Apple has been telling the truth about its computers having the best security out there .
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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I used both and have never had a problem. But don't go too cheap since the more expensive ones have more features you may find handy. Some come with software for printing CD/DVD labels and things like that. Regardless, check the compatibility data to make sure it can be used with your specific Mac. The Apple one is not too expensive, and very portable.
Thanks for this info ~ I meant to reply a long time ago.
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:02 AM
 
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Yes, I have Mac IPad. But very rare to use. I always love windows than Mac OS.
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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15 days in with my iMac 5k, and no problems so far. I've been to some undesireable sites, and downloading a lot of torrents and no virus or adware in my computer.

It looks like Apple has been telling the truth about its computers having the best security out there .
Just keep in mind that you should also set the firewall (found under System Preferences, "Security and Privacy." You should be able to read the instructions at the Apple website, or just e-mail Support (or give them a call), since you have full and free support for 90 days. You can also have a technician calling you on the telephone at the time you choose.

But it could be complicated to setup unless you know what your are doing. There is a simple firewall that does not require much. This one is sort of a firewall in the background. The "Advanced" one requires knowledge:
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201642
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