Can I use any external CD/DVD drive for my MBA??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by vakej, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello:

    I live in Chicago and NYC and NO apple store has the external super drive in stock...no joke. :eek:

    I purchased an external cd drive from Target and my MBA couldn't read it (it could be an issue with the drive...who knows).

    So my question is, should any external CD/DVD drive work for my MBA, or do I need the apple super drive??

    Thx,
    V
     
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    TEG

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    Nearly any external drive should work. I have a $49 20x SuperDrive-DL that I got from Best Buy, and if it works for me, it should work for you.

    TEG
     
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    Eidorian

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    Make sure you have an AC adapter. You only have one port on the MacBook Air.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I used my Mom's Sony DVD burner that was USB. Worked great.

    Of course, it did have it's own power source.
     
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    gsmumbo

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    I am using a DVD burner from my compaq desktop in a hard drive enclosure and it works perfectly.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone for responding. Later in the afternoon the apple store received a shipment, which included the external super drive. I picked one up and it works perfectly! ;)
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Yeppers

    Any cd drive should work but you could probably find the apple superdrive at best buy, you can here in boise, id so i could imagine you could there

    :cool::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::cool:
     
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    EspressoLove

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    Re : Yeppers

    Are we going to learn to read more than just OP, and probably thread's dates?
     

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