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Chage superdrive or add a new HDD

I'm in a crossroad. I have a MBP Unibody 15" 2.4 GHz (Late 2008)

Latetly my superdrive stop working. First it stop writing DVD and now it doesn't even read anything.

Now my question, should I change the superdrive or add a new HDD.

I was checking the parts for my mac and there is a enclosure for an extra HDD

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Also, I'm thinking to change my mac. But to get a new mac to Argentina is a pain ...

What would you say, put a new HDD, change the superdrive or find a way to bring a new mac?

Thanks all.

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Personally, I would remove the DVD drive, and install a new hard drive. I've owned a MacBook with a broken superdrive for about 3 months now, and I still haven't replaced the optical drive. Since I bought the computer, I've only used the optical drive twive (once for installing Snow Leopard, once for installing Windows 7) I've downloaded almost all the other software from the internet. If your MacBook is your only computer, then I suggest replacing the SuperDrive with a new one. If you have another computer with a working optical drive (Just in case you need to read a CD/DVD for some reason) , and don't use the SuperDrive much (Like Me), then you should consider installing a hard drive in place of the SuperDrive.

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+ consider an external firewire DVD that will move to your next machine and compare costs, here are some:


Another vote for the external optical drive--you can move it from computer to computer. +


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