Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive ok for the iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by andychris02, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I want to buy an external dvd drive for my iMac just to have as a spare and so I can use for DVD reading when playing games and watching movies and I was wondering if the new Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive would be useable with the iMac?

    I had a look at it on the Apple store site and there was nothing to say that it wouldn't work but I was just wondering if anyone knew otherwise.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Looks to me that the Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive will only work with the Air.. Something about the power from 1 USB cable not 2 like other drives out there. But it has yet to be confirmed... So its anyones guess...
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    MacSA

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    I really don't understand Apple sometimes. This external DVD burner would have been a great accessory for the Macs that still sell with a combodrive. Instead people who want to burn DVD's are forced to buy third party products. :rolleyes:
     
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    ascham87

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    I see it only being MBA compatible because getting the power it needs from 1 USB port is somewhat of a feat. I think that's crazy and probably accomplished via magic only found in the Air :D
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Someone talked about using a powered external usb hub.
     

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