Over recent years, Apple has slowly phased out optical drives from its Mac lineup. In fact, the non-Retina MacBook Pro is the only Mac that currently ships with an optical drive. And even if you have a MacBook Pro with an optical bay, you can choose to add a second drive in its place via the OWC Data Doubler with some models.
But owning a Mac without an internal optical drive or opting for more storage and performance with the OWC Data Doubler plus a second hard drive or SSD doesn’t mean you can’t still get the benefits from an optical drive. And luckily, OWC has the right solution for your optical needs!
There are a lot of ways owning an optical drive can make your digital life easier. Obviously, optical drives are great when it comes to making easy and affordable to back up files for long-term storage. But there are many other benefits such as installing disc-based software, ripping audio CDs instead of re-buying digitally, sending files without network access, or sending pictures and videos to family members for cheaper and more permanent access. And with Blu-ray disc capacities up to 128GB, you can fit a ton of data on a single disc.
With OWC’s range of high-performance internal and external optical drive upgrade/replacement solutions, you can burn CDs, DVDs and BD-R discs. You can even get the ultimate all-in-one for high capacity drive, media reader and Blu-ray optical drive with the miniStack MAX. And once you get your optical drive from OWC, we can show you how to burn your HD movies to Blu-ray disc using Toast and how to play Blu-ray movies on your Mac without converting them first!