Updating optical drive in imac

OWC offers the latest Reader/Writer options that provide upgrade / replacement of your current optical drive for higher performance and additional capabilities.

*Super Drive is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

As a mobile DJ, I wore out the optical drive in my Mac Book from ripping thousands of CDs.

Your online video gave me the confidence to replace the drive myself.

Recording at 8X to both DVD-R and DVD R media and at 4X to BOTH DVD R DL (Double Layer) and DVD-R DL (Dual Layer), enabling you to record up to 8.5GB of data on a single side of either a Double Layer OR Dual Layer DVD, this drive eclipses every other i Mac G5 optical drive on the market today.

Here’s how I did it, and – if you’re up for a quick do-it-yourself project – what I’d recommend for you.

But as several readers have noted, there is another way to add an SSD to your Mac: you can keep your old hard drive, and instead replace the Mac’s CD/DVD optical drive, also known as a Super Drive.

Swapping a Super Drive for an SSD has a mix of pros and cons.

Yet there’s something you can do for 0 to 0 that will radically change your i Mac’s performance: install a solid state drive (SSD) in addition to or instead of its original hard drive.

SSDs use high-speed memory chips rather than the spinning platter mechanisms in traditional hard drives, achieving up to 5X benefits in speed while requiring no moving parts.

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