Super Drive: Is it true . . .

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JasG, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2009
    Is it true that I can't plug the thing into another optical-drive less laptop, like a Toshiba or IBM netbook?
  2. macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2008
    Sorry, you can't even use it with any other Apple products besides the Mac Mini (server only i believe) and the 24" Cinema Display because it requires a special high powered USB port. I doubt netbooks or laptops from other manufacturers would have this, and if they did, not sure the firmware would be available to make it work.
  3. macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    get yourself a LaCie (or similar) LightScribe writer.
    cheaper the the SD and far more versatile.

    you can use it on any machine you care to …
  4. macrumors regular


    Mar 1, 2010
    This is a false assumption circulating on the net which somehow can't be eradicated.

    Obviously Apple has purposely built the MBA SuperDrive in a way to make it incompatible with other devices.
    The truth:

    Apple's reasoning is a mistery to me.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2009
    Wow... nominated for awesome post of the month!

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