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An optical drive is a data storage system that uses a laser to read from (and write to) removable optical media discs.

Usage by Apple[]

Apple has used the following optical storage types in its product lines:

Apple has never offered an internal Blu-Ray option in any of its Macintosh models, though 3rd-party solutions existed for the 1st-generation Mac Pro. Apple has migrated away from mechanical storage media with moving parts in favor of solid-state drives.[4]


  1. Apple Macintosh IIvx specs, EveryMac. Accessed 2020-03-22.
  2. DVD drive for Beige Power Mac G3 tower by Chris of AZ, Apple Communities. 2018-06-24.
  3. Think Retro: RIP Rip, Mix, Burn by Christopher Phin, Macworld. 2015-06-10.
  4. Apple bans Blu-ray from Macs: Discs are 'holding us back' by Richard Trenholm, CNET. 2012-10-29.

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